On Wednesday, CT Gov. Lamont presented his executive budget for the 2024 and 2025 fiscal years. We were thrilled to see that his plan provides additional support for working families and recognizes the importance of child care, including:

  • A 10% increase in Care4Kids rates
  • An increase for State-funded programs
  • Support for corporations to provide child care assistance to their employees

Although this is a promising path forward, we know there's still work ahead to improve families' access to care and provide equitable compensation for family child care educators. State legislators will need to approve the proposed budget before moving it forward, so let's make our voices heard!

Click here to send a message to legislators today, and save the date for a statewide Day of Action on March 8! We will be sure to provide more information in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions about the Governor's executive plan, or want to learn more about our policy and advocacy work, you can contact our Policy Team at

Sending our love and support,

The All Our Kin team


Free Class

CPR Certification

Looking to renew or obtain your CPR and First Aid certification? Join Jim Oca, licensed CPR & First Aid practitioner, on Feb.13 &15 at 6 p.m. Spots are limited!

Call Lilliam Ramos at 203-691-0764 to sign up today.


Introducing Children to Diversity and Difference

Starting at a young age, children can notice differences in gender, skin color, and abilities. Acknowledging differences can lead to difficult conversations, but also provide a valuable learning opportunity. We're holding a workshop on Feb. 25 to reflect on ways to celebrate differences and facilitate these conversations with children.


Exposing young children to cultural awareness from an early age is extremely important for their development and understanding about diversity. All Our Kin Ed Coach Amoulifie Souffrant will host a workshop for Stamford and Nowalk educators on Feb. 28, sharing ways to introduce diversity to young children through engaging learning activities.

To register, please contact Jessica Palencia at or call 203-800-8386


Annual Conference

Your feedback is invaluable to ensuring that this year’s FCC educator conference is a success! Please help us in our planning by answering a few questions in this brief survey provided.


Take Action

Save the Date

Child Care for Connecticut’s Future Day of Action!

On March 8, Child Care for Connecticut’s Future will be sponsoring a day of action to highlight the need for child care funding! We encourage you to save the date and take action! We’ll continue to share details as we learn more.


Apply Today

Eviction Prevention Fund

Connecticut residents! You may be eligible to apply for the new Eviction Prevention Fund. This funding will assist tenants with overdue rent. Those who have outstanding balances are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in relief to pay their landlords.

For more information, call the UniteCT Call Center at


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




Bridgeport:; 203-392-4574

New Haven:; 203-301-8473

Stamford/Norwalk:; 203-690-9726  

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