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Dear Jessica,


We are thinking of you. We are thinking of your families, children and the communities you serve during these extremely painful times. While it can be difficult to process all that has been happening in our nation— violence, racism, hatred and loss — we know there's great strength in a community that stands together. Please know that all of us All Our Kin are here to support you in every way that we can. 

Our first priority remains the health and well-being of our staff and family of educators. For that purpose, we will be holding space on June 7 from 6-7 p.m to grieve, heal and connect. Stay tuned for more details to come. You can visit our resource page for tools to help cope and navigate through traumatic events.

We believe in our collective vision to create a better world that every child needs and deserves. And we stand with you in fighting for that world with all the power and passion that we have.  

Sending our love, friendship and support,

The All Our Kin Team

Funding for Child Care

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Senators Patty Murray (WA) and Tim Kaine (VA) have released a new proposal to triple funding for child care and increase support for pre-k and Head Start. Join our upcoming webinar on June 8 from 8-9 p.m. to discuss the proposal and how it affects family child care educators. The webinar will be offered in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. 


As a direct result of action from educators, there will be an additional $183 million in the state budget for early care and education. See how these funds will impact family child care.


June Offerings

June 11

Spring Walks in Nature - Lake Wintergreen

Don't miss our last nature walk of the spring season! Join us next Saturday for a meet-up at Lake Wintergreen in Hamden, CT. For more information, click here


Saturday, June 11

9:45 a.m.

June 27

June Educator Panel: Fostering a Love for Learning. 

The PD team is looking for educators to share their thoughts, ideas and learning activities for an upcoming panel on "Fostering a Love for Learning." Panelists will receive support from AOK staff and a $75 gift card compensation. If you’re interested in participating, please plan to attend the following meetings:

Planning session

Thursday, June 16

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Rehearsal session

Thursday June 23

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.



Monday, June 27

6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Check out our panelist guidelines to learn more about the planning process and see examples of past panels. Email Colby at colby@allourkin.org to sign up today!


Educator Spotlight:

Congratulations to family child care educator, Nichelle Waddell, owner of Watch me Grow Daycare, on receiving the WBDC 2022 Women Rising Award! In recognition of her achievements, Nichelle will be honored at the 25th Anniversary of the Annual Gala Awards & Luncheon October 28 in Greenwich, CT.


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In the wake of the nationwide formula shortage, here are some tips for Connecticut families and educators struggling to find formula.

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The OEC often shares useful and timely information with educators via email. As a reminder, please keep your OEC email and contact information up-to-date in order to receive the latest updates.

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Governor Lamont announced that eligible Connecticut taxpayers will soon be able to apply for a state tax rebate of $250 per child for up to three children. Eligible individuals must meet all of the requirements.


We are hiring! All Our Kin is seeking a Director of Movement Building and Field-Level Change & Digital Media Associate to join our dynamic team. Check out available opportunities on our Career page.


Bridgeport: Bridgeport@allourkin.org; 203-392-4574

Danbury: Danbury@allourkin.org; 203-690-9726

New Haven: NewHaven@allourkin.org; 203-301-8473

Stamford/Norwalk: StamfordNorwalk@allourkin.org; 203-690-9726  

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