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Hear From Our Staff for AOK Updates!

Dear Jessica,

We recently shared examples of educators lifting up family child care in the media — and now, we want to highlight your stories, expertise and passions on our very own blog. As we continue to grow this space, we welcome submissions that cover a wide variety of early childhood related topics and themes. If you’re interested in becoming a contributor to the All Our Kin blog, we’d love to hear from you!

Please check out these guidelines and reach out to the Communications Team at with any questions or ideas!


The All Our Kin Business Team will be hosting an open session on Tuesday's between 2-3 p.m. to discuss any questions that you may have about your family child care business. Make sure to sign up to attend these weekly virtual sessions today.


We look forward to seeing you soon and we continue to send our love, friendship and support.


In solidarity,

The All Our Kin Team

Policy News

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FCC Town Hall

CSEA SEIU 2001 (the child care union), Cercle, and All Our Kin held a FCC town hall on Wednesday, January 26th with OEC Commissioner Beth Bye to discuss Build Back Better and answer questions from the field. Watch the recording here.

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Updated OEC Memos

Check out The Office of Early Childhood's updated memos #37 and #45 with information about vaccine requirements and isolation guidelines.




Care 4 Kids has shared a health and safety flow chart to help educators better understand the ‘Provider Training and Orientation Requirements’. You can view this resource here.

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Help Policymakers Improve Family

Child Care!

The Building and Sustaining the Early Care and Education Workforce (BASE) team wants to hear from family child care educators on their experiences in the field! Help federal and local policymakers improve the recruitment, advancement and retention of the child care and early education workforce.

The meeting will be conducted virtually and educators can participate by phone or by using video conferencing.  

If you’re interested, please contact

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Journey to Nia: Power and Purpose in Black Caregiving of Young Children

The Journey to Nia is a program designed to support the development of healthy racial and cultural identities of Black children in their earliest years. The SERC Black Lives Matter Affinity Group invites educators from across the African diaspora to participate in a two-part learning series! You’ll identify ways to care for and educate Black children so that they can thrive and learn self-care and community care within the context of racism and racial trauma.

Participants will receive a stipend upon completion, along with a certificate.


Our Events


Join Our Free 10-Week Business Series!

All Our Kin's FCC Business Series is a 10-week training designed to provide family child care educators with the tools needed to successfully manage their businesses. 

Classes will begin soon, either in-person or virtually, according to the respective site. See this flyer for more information.

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Get a Jump Start on Accounting For Your FCC Business!

This free three-part workshop will teach you how to use the All Our Kin Accounting System, an easy-to-use computer program designed to summarize your business income and expenses; understand your business profits from month to month; compile necessary information for filing taxes and prepare a budget and compare your actual income and expenses to your budgeted income and expenses.

To sign up, educators must have a laptop and commit to attending all three trainings. A free copy of 2022 Accounting System and user manual will be provided. Please contact the Business Program team at (203) 309-6951, and view this flyer for workshop dates.

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Bridgeport Meet Up

Join the Bridgeport Meet-up to connect with other Family Child Care Educators and the Bridgeport All Our Kin team. We will have time for educator break out rooms and a presentation on new educator leadership opportunities in the network. The virtual meet-up is a time to share and learn from one another — we hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, February 22

6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Space Together

The Stamford, Norwalk & Danbury All Our Kin network will come together again for our SPACE TOGETHER network meeting. This is a special time for Family Child Care (FCC) Educators to share opinions, ideas, and needs with other educators and All Our Kin so that we can better support you, your program and the families you serve.

Sign up to be the EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT at a Space Together in the future!

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Deepening Relationships with Parents

Join a special conversation with Early Childhood Expert, Sharon Redmann, exploring how the dreams that parents have about parenting shape their confidence and behaviors in profound ways. Brainstorm all the amazing opportunities these dreams create for developing and engaging in rich strategies for deeper relationships.

This conversation is intended to inspire Family Child Care Educators as they continue to strengthen relationships with families. Certificates will be issued for 2 hours of professional development.

Tuesday, February 15th

6:00-8:00 pm

Offered in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish


Share Your Knowledge and Experience at an AOK FCC Educator Panel

Do you love what you do and want to share your ideas with fellow educators? The AOK Professional Development team is working on a new series and we’re looking for panelists! Since the beginning of the pandemic, our FCC Educator Panels have been a great way to share ideas, knowledge and experience in a virtual space.

The expected time commitment is approximately three hours. We will provide full support and compensation in gift cards. If interested, please take a moment to complete this brief form.


Bridgeport:; 203-392-4574

Danbury:; 203-690-9726

New Haven:; 203-301-8473

Stamford/Norwalk:; 203-690-9726  

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