As we know, Governor Lamont’s proposed budget doesn’t include the investment needed to increase compensation for family child care educators or repair our broken child care system. But together we can change that!

On March 8, All Our Kin will rally with educators and families across the state for a Morning Without Child Care, where we’ll call on legislators to make meaningful investments that provide equitable access and better pay for providers. Specifically, we’re asking for a $7,500 increase in compensation next year and to continue accepting families in Care4Kids at pandemic eligibility levels.

Ready to take action? Send a letter to state legislators today and join our zoom call on Feb. 24 to learn how you can get involved.


The All Our Kin team


Early childhood educators often sit at the intersection of complex individual and societal challenges. From COVID to the ongoing issue of racial violence, the need for mental and behavioral support has become more urgent than ever before.

As a response, All Our Kin will offer a Professional Development series centered on stress, trauma, loss and mental wellness. In this year-long workshop series, you will learn key strategies for:

  • Regulating the nervous system to promote health and healing
  • Supporting children during difficult times
  • Reflection and developing deep relationships with the children your care

Deadline to register for Somatic Experiencing for Resolving Stress and Trauma is Thursday, Feb. 23! Don’t miss it.


Our Time

New Haven Network Meeting

Join us on March 21 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.

Contact Nancy at 203-772-2294 to sign up.

Black History Month Program

Creating Joyful & Liberating Early Childhoods for Black Children

On Feb. 28, Anahsa’s Journey to Nia will hold a free virtual event centering Black joy and eradicating anti-Black racism in early childhood programs.


Raise Your Voice

Child Care for Connecticut´s Future Stakeholder Meeting

Do you have ideas that can transform Connecticut’s child care system? Make your voice heard at CCFCF’s next stakeholder meeting on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Together we can build a system that meets the needs of educators and families.



Virtual Sessions

Early Childhood & Family Homelessness

The CT Office of Early Childhood, with support from the Quality Improvement Support project, has partnered with the RESC Alliance to host monthly drop-in zoom sessions for educators to discuss early childhood and family homelessness.

The next session will be held on Feb. 28 from

12:30-1:30 p.m.



Enrollment Management Waitlist

Effective March 1, as part of program enrollment management, Care 4 Kids will place new applicants on a waitlist. Please note that this is for new applicants only, and doesn’t affect families currently enrolled or up for redetermination.

If you have any questions about the new waitlist, we encourage you to reach out to Care 4 Kids at



Grant Opportunities

Invest in Progress Grant Program

The BOSS Network and Sage invite applications for their Invest in Progress Grant program, an online initiative supporting Black women to start and grow businesses. Eligible applicants will receive grants up to $10,000, in addition to a monthly membership through the BOSS University.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, Feb. 24 by 5 p.m.


Eviction Prevention Fund

Connecticut renters can now apply for relief through the Eviction Prevention Fund.

If you or someone you know are facing eviction, you may qualify for up to $5,000 in financial assistance to cover overdue rent costs. To apply, call the UniteCT Call Center at 1-844-864-8328.



Bridgeport:; 203-392-4574

New Haven:; 203-301-8473

Stamford/Norwalk:; 203-690-9726  

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