Dear Jessica,


Have you heard the good news? Due to a groundswell of public support, Congress has voted to extend higher Child and Adult Care Food Program rates for another year! All educators will receive Tier 1 payments plus an additional 10 cents per meal through June 2023. Family child care providers from across the country came together to make this happen! If you are not already enrolled in CACFP, or have questions about the program, you can reach out to your CACFP agency — or an All Our Kin Business Coach — for assistance. 

Next up on the Senate’s agenda is the budget reconciliation. As we know, child care is at risk of being left out of this massive funding bill. Senators Patty Murray and Tim Kaine's proposal will prioritize the needs of families and educators by increasing educators' compensation and expanding families' access to subsidies. While negotiations continue through the Senate's recess, we must make our voices heard! Please take two minutes to send a message urging Congress to include child care in reconciliation.

As we transition into the summer season, All Our Kin's on-site staff will be taking time off to reflect and refresh. Our office & phone lines will remain open throughout the summer, but we encourage you to call before visiting to ensure someone is there to support you.

Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy summer! 

The All Our Kin Team

Deadline Approaching for Stabilization Grant Expense Report

All Stabilization Grant recipients are required to complete an expense report in the Child Care Stabilization Grant Portal by Tuesday, July 14. For more information, you can review the report, or check your email for a message from OCFS.


New York State Child Care Desert Grants

Applications for New York State’s Child Care Desert Grant open June 30 through August 4. This grant application is extended to all EXISTING providers seeking to expand their child care services. Are you interested in extending program hours or able to serve additional infants or toddlers with special needs? You may be eligible!


COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children under 5!

Children 6 months through 5 years of age are now eligible to receive Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines for protection against COVID-19. Vaccines are free, regardless of immigration status, and available at vaccination sites in the Bronx and across the city. We encourage you to share this information with families in your program.


Opportunity to Participate in New Family Child Care Toolkit

The Home-Based Child Care Supply and Quality Project is developing a new toolkit for home-based providers to reflect on their care and help better understand the needs of children.  Are you interested in sharing your experience in family child care? This opportunity is open to all educators who care for school-aged children. Participants will receive a $50 gift card for their contribution!



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