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Dear Jessica,

Last week over a thousand educators across Connecticut banded together for a “Morning Without Child Care,” to urge the state to invest $700 million into our child care system. All Our Kin educators, staff and local community members were out in full force as speakers and organizers. There is no doubt that the Governor and lawmakers took notice: news coverage was widespread, and our message came through loud and clear! You can catch some of the great media coverage up on our press center page.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the events, supported across social media, and/or signed the solidarity letter to your lawmaker — every action moves the needle forward. We’re proud to stand alongside advocates like you, pushing for change every day

If you’re interested in ways to get involved locally, check out some upcoming opportunities in this week’s newsletter. 

We continue to stand with you in love and solidarity.

The All Our Kin Team

Get Involved


Housing and Zoning Protections

Have you experienced local zoning barriers that have prevented you from opening or expanding your child care program? All Our Kin is working to pass a state bill to address challenges like these, and strengthen housing and zoning protections for family child care providers. But, we need your help! 

Send a letter TODAY urging lawmakers to support home-based child care businesses. 

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child w/ The Little Read

New Haven's The Little Read program returns with wonderful engagement opportunities for children and providers! Organized by the Connecticut Children's Museum and founded by our beloved friend Sandy Malmquist, The Little Read brings together parents and early childhood educators across all settings to share in theme-related events and reading activities. This year's theme is "Thank you, earth."


See how you can participate — just in time to celebrate the Week of the Young Child starting April 2.




Child Care Business Grants Available!

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is offering grants up to $25,000 for qualified child care businesses through its Child Care Business Opportunity Fund.

Join an upcoming informational session to learn about eligibility requirements, the application process and more. Grant application portal opens March 23!

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Business Support Hours

Friendly reminder: All Our Kin Business Advisors are available on Tuesdays from

2-3pm, to answer any questions around your child care business.

Sign up to join the next open session via zoom!

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Receive Free Tax Help by April 15!

Tax deadlines are fast approaching! The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax return assistance to qualified individuals.



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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