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Dear Jessica,

For Women’s History Month, this year’s theme honors the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers and recognizes the endless ways women continue to provide both healing and hope. And while we at All Our Kin certainly aim to lift the voices of women all year long, this is a time that calls for extra love and support for the women around us — especially our family child care providers.

We’re grateful to work alongside you each day to elevate family child care and bring it to the spotlight! All Our Kin recently partnered with Robin Hood Foundation and Ed Trust at a press conference to release the results of their latest poll. It shows that over 60% of New Yorkers support increased investment in child care. Our very own Shanette Linton, the owner of Little Leaders Group Family Day Care in the Bronx, spoke on behalf of family child care educators and was featured in a video sharing the role home-based care plays in the lives of children and families.

Throughout the month, there are many ways that you can support the future of child care. Our collective voices have the power to reimagine what's possible. Check out this week’s newsletter for opportunities to get involved locally or reach out to our Communications Team at communications@allourkin.org to learn more.

Sending you our friendship and loving support.

In Solidarity,

The All Our Kin Team

Get Involved



On March 15th, educators throughout the state will join in solidarity to bring attention to the child care crisis in Connecticut! Learn how you can get involved and raise your voice for child care.


Interested in advocating for early care funding? The Education Committee will hold a public hearing on March 16th to hear from educators about the needs for child care funding. If you’re interested in testifying at the upcoming hearing, please contact Jade Thomas at jade@allourkin.org.


Educator Advisory Councils: Apply by March 25th!

The deadline to apply to All Our Kin's Educator Advisory Councils (EAC) has been extended to March 25th! EAC is an exciting opportunity to help strengthen our work and impact within the communities we serve.

We’re looking for 3-5 educators from each network who will participate from April 2022 through March 2023. Orientation sessions will be held at the beginning of your term and translations will be provided at every meeting. You’ll receive a $1,000 stipend for your time and invaluable contribution


Upcoming Events

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Intro to the CT ELDS for FCC Educators

Are you looking for ways to expand your knowledge on supporting children in reaching their optimal growth and development? The Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) in partnership with OEC and RESC Alliance, will host another two-part virtual series on Monday, March 28th & April 4th. Workshops will be facilitated in English and Spanish separately and designed to encourage and guide your planning process. 

Bring a copy of the ELDS, or access the digital version here. To receive recognition from the OEC for attending this series, you will need an OEC registry number. 


Mondays, March 28 & April 4


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Let's Talk Health and Safety

Join us in discussion with the Connecticut Nurses Association, as we cover health and safety topics within your child care programs. We welcome questions and open conversation on outdoor safety, continued masking, emergency preparedness, and more! 


Tuesday, March 29



Stamford, Norwalk & Danbury: Space Together

Space Together returns March 22nd for a special evening of sharing, learning… and dining! We look forward to celebrating you and all of your loving and impactful work.

Please reach out to Danny Reyes at (203)690-9726; email stamfornorwalk@allourkin.org or ask an AOK team member to sign you up! Limited space will be available as we continue to adhere to COVID-19 protocols. 


Tuesday, March 29


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Circle of Security

Circle of Security is a powerful workshop series that explores the healing power of relationships and provides insight into what children’s behaviors are communicating. We are thrilled to host several Circle of Security offerings in both Bridgeport and New Haven.

All sessions will be held separately in English and Spanish. Everyone attending in-person must be either fully vaccinated or show a negative COVID test prior, and sign the COVID 19 Agreement form and Office Entry Survey upon arrival.


Eight-week series:

Tuesdays, April 5-May 24

in person 

Call Pamela at 203-392-4574 to learn more and register.

New Haven:

Eight-week series:

Tuesdays, April 5 - May 24


*the second session is Thursday, April 14


Thursdays, March 31, April 7 & 14


Call Nancy at 203-301-8473 to learn more and register.


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

Danbury: Danbury@allourkin.org; 203-690-9726

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

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

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