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Dear {First Name},


Last week, the Legislature and Governor finalized the New York State Budget which includes a $2B investment for child care this year. While it’s not the full $5B that we need, this is a big increase in funding to pay for important improvements towards better access for families and compensation for educators.

Thank you for writing letters, making phone calls, attending virtual rallies and delivering testimony — this would not have been possible without YOUR voice! Stay tuned as we plan to host a webinar and conversation about the budget in the coming weeks. 

Read this week’s newsletter to learn more about how the New York State budget will impact child care and the latest updates at All Our Kin.

Sending our love, friendship and support.

The All Our Kin Team

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NYS Budget Includes New $2B for

Child Care

New York State’s Final Budget has passed with $2B allocated for child care! Learn how this year’s budget will impact family child care.

For All Our Kin’s full statement, click here.


Child Care Desert Grant Application

OCFS has announced a grant opportunity for providers interested in opening a new child care program or expanding from Family Child Care to Group Family Child Care. The "Invest in New York — Child Care Desert Grant" offers funding for up to two years to help build child care capacity in the Bronx and other areas where supply is low.

The application is now open! Call the OCFS grant hotline at 844-863-9320 for any questions or assistance! As always, if you are interested in opening a new Family Child Care or Group Family Child Care Program, All Our Kin's Tool Kit Licensing Program is here to help. Contact NewYork@allourkin.org to learn more.

May Offerings!

May 16 & 23

Exploring Race and Representation in Picture Books

We're thrilled to partner with educators from The Eric Carle Museum for a virtual workshop exploring how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect readers’ identities, and opens a world beyond their experiences. This two-part workshop will be held in English (with Spanish interpretations) and feature presentations from Carle educators, book sharing, and opportunities for discussion and reflection.

Participants will receive supporting materials, including supplemental readings, thematic book lists, and resources for building a more equitable, inclusive book collection. Certificates will be provided for 3 hours of professional development. Please register in advance for this series. 


Mondays, May 16 & 23



May 21

Spring Nature Walk at Wave Hill

Mark your calendars — our next spring nature walk will be held at the historic Wave Hill garden. Entrance fee will be covered for you and a guest. Don't forget to sign up by May 6!


Saturday, May 21



Text Updates

If you receive text messages from All Our Kin, please be aware that our previous number (474747) is no longer active and has recently changed to (475) 224-2170. 

If you don’t receive texts and would like to, text Bronx to (475) 224-2170.


Bronx: NewYork@allourkin.org; 917-933-3282

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