Jessica,


Join Child Care for Connecticut’s Future (CCfCF) in taking action to secure funding for early care and education. CCfCF members, including All Our Kin, will be at the capitol each Wednesday in May while the assembly is in session to talk with legislators. As elected officials continue budget negotiations, now is the time to remind legislators of the importance of family child care! 


Can’t make it to the capitol next month? No worries! You can help make a difference by decorating postcards for the Governor telling him to invest in ECE. The postcards will be hand-delivered by members of the coalition on May 24. 


You can sign-up to join the coalition at the capitol in May or request postcards by clicking here. If you’d like All Our Kin’s support in participating in an upcoming Day of Action, reach out to Jade Thomas at jade@allourkin.org. 


Let’s spark change together!

News

We know that many of you have had the opportunity to work with Christie Balka, our VP of Policy, on a number of critical advocacy initiatives over the past four years. We wanted to let you know that Christie will be transitioning from her role at All Our Kin. She has been an instrumental part of our organization’s success, and we’re grateful for all of her wonderful contributions to the All Our Kin & FCC community.


If you'd like to reach out to Christie, please contact her at christie@allourkin.org before May 1.


You can email Jade at jade@allourkin.org for any Connecticut policy issues or immediate needs during this transition. 

Events & Workshops

New Date

Our Time Network Meeting


New Haven educators! Our next network meeting will now take place on May 8 at the NXTHVN art space. We look forward to coming together for an evening of art, exploration and connection. 






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Leadership Series

Strengthening My Community


Join our Bronx office's Learning and Development Specialist Rosemary Goyzueta on May 15 to explore important concepts about community and how educators can strengthen their own communities. This will be the final workshop of our educator leadership series, so don’t miss out!

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Resources

The Power of Silence in Early

Childhood Development


There is great power in silence when interacting with young children. Taking a moment to pause or create moments of silence is essential in teaching children co-regulation and to reflect on the skills they’ve already learned. 


To find ways to implement this practice in your program, check out this blog post from NAEYC.

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Share Your Mother's Day Cards & Crafts!



Mother’s Day is fast approaching, an important day to honor the work mothers, and the providers who support mothers, do every day for children. To celebrate, we want to showcase your Mother's Day arts & crafts projects on our social media!


You can send photos and videos to the Communications Team at 203-525-0271. All photos must have signed release forms and be submitted by May 8!

Contact:

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

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

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

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