Jessica,



Exciting news! Our Annual Conference for FCC Educators will be returning for the first time since the pandemic. This will be a memorable day, with opportunities to connect in person, learn and come together as a community.


Your feedback is extremely important to ensuring that this year’s conference is a success. Please help us in planning by answering a few questions in the survey provided here


We look forward to sharing more details with you soon!


Sincerely,

The All Our Kin Team

Offerings

Mental Wellness Series

Somatic Experiencing for Resolving Stress and Trauma


Do you let emotions take control in the face of work and societal challenges? In this workshop you will learn mind-body practices for regulating the nervous system, as well as strategies for co-regulation with the children in your care.


The workshop series begins Feb. 9.

REGISTER HERE

Workshop Series

Get a Jumpstart on Your Accounting!


Learn how to keep track of business income, expenses and develop greater control over your finances! In this Accounting Workshop, you’ll explore All Our Kin’s easy-to-use Accounting program.


Workshops begin in February. Please view the attached flier for more information, and contact Lorena at 203-309-6951 to sign up.

Nature Cycles

Curriculum Planning


Connecting with nature provides wonderful learning opportunities and intentional teaching practices for children. Dora Ramos from Novas Academy Family Day Care will host a workshop Feb. 23 on how to create and plan a curriculum following the rhythms and cycles of the earth.

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Network Meeting


We hope to see you at our next network meeting on Jan. 31! This is a time for family child care educators to come together to share ideas and needs with each other and All Our Kin, so that we can better support you!


This month’s meeting will be held in person at our Stamford office between 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you’re interested in attending, email stamfordnorwalk@allourkin.org, or call Jessica P at (203) 800-8386.

Equity Workshop

What to Do When Children Notice Difference


Starting at a young age, children can notice differences in gender, skin color, and abilities. Acknowledging differences can lead to difficult conversations, but also provide a valuable learning opportunity. Join this workshop on Feb. 25 to reflect on ways to celebrate differences, and discover hands-on tools for facilitating these conversations with children.

REGISTER HERE

Take Action

Care4Kids

Enrollment Management



Care 4 Kids will begin enrollment management by use of a waitlist beginning March 1, 2023. This waitlist will only affect new families/applicants to Care 4 Kids.

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Advocacy Interest Forms



Help the All Our Kin team advocate for positive changes for family child care! Are you interested in sharing your story with legislators? Fill out the form below to receive more information about upcoming advocacy opportunities.

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Black History Month Spotlight

February kicks off Black History Month, an opportunity to learn and teach about the endless contributions of Black Americans throughout history. Throughout the month, we want to highlight our amazing community of black educators, whose work transforms the lives of our youngest children and families. 


If you’re interested in participating in our spotlight series, we invite you to fill out this brief questionnaire, or reach out to the Communications Team at communications@allourkin.org.

Contact:

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

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

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

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