Dear Jessica,

In Connecticut, parents, educators, and advocates are continuing to push for increased investment in early care and education! Governor Lamont won’t sign a final budget until June. Until then, it’s important to keep the momentum from last month’s Morning Without Child Care going! 

Starting in mid-April, Child Care for Connecticut’s Future (CCfCF) will host Wednesday ECE Advocacy Days at the state capitol. It’s an opportunity to speak directly with your elected officials! As legislators continue budget negotiations, we must keep early educators and families at the top of their minds. In the coming days, look out for more information from CCfCF about how you can get involved. Let’s continue to raise our voices and amplify the need for investment in family child care! 

If you’d like All Our Kin’s support in participating in an upcoming ECE Advocacy Day, please reach out to Jade Thomas at


Mental Wellness Series

Circle of Security

Circle of Security (COS) kicks off April 17! Don't miss the chance to explore the healing power of relationships and tools to help navigate emotional and relational challenges in childcare settings.

Participants will receive 16 hours of professional development by attending the whole series.


The Whole Book Approach

Supporting Children's Critical Engagement with Picture Books

Discover the difference between reading to children and reading with children. The Whole Book Approach was developed by former Carle educator Megan Dowd Lambert, author of Reading Picture Books With Children. Her work helps adults create an active, discussion-based reading experience for children that builds observation and critical-thinking skills.

Presented by our friends at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Participants will receive 1.5 hours of professional development by attending the whole workshop.


Raise Your Voice

Child Care for Connecticut's Future (CCfCF) Stakeholder Meeting

Your voice has the power to transform Connecticut's child care system! Make it heard at the next CCfCF stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, April 19.


Our Time

New Haven Network Meeting

Join us on May 9 at 6 p.m. for an exciting evening of connection and exploration at the NXTHVN art space!

Get to know this valuable resource in our community as we tour the gallery and share ideas for exploring art with the children in your care.



Bridgeport:; 203-392-4574

New Haven:; 203-301-8473

Stamford/Norwalk:; 203-690-9726  

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