About All Our Kin
All Our Kin trains, supports, and sustains family child care providers to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. Through our programs, family child care providers succeed as business owners; working parents find stable, high-quality care for their children; and children, the workforce of tomorrow, gain an educational foundation that lays the groundwork for achievement in school and beyond.
All Our Kin trains and supports over 250 parents and family child care providers each year, who in turn serve nearly 1,500 children. We work with a diverse group of primarily low-income parents and providers. Ninety-eight percent of the providers and parents we serve are female; they range in age from 18 to 70. Approximately 35% are African-American, 60% are Latina, and 5% are white or other ethnicities. All Our Kin works directly with the providers serving our lowest-income children: 72% of the children in their care qualify for Care4Kids subsidies, Connecticut state funding only available to low-income working families and families on public assistance.
All year long, family child care providers work with All Our Kin on becoming skilled early childhood educators. After working twelve-hour days alone caring for children, these women sacrifice precious time with their own families to attend workshops and trainings so that they can improve the quality of care they offer young children.
To celebrate these commitments, All Our Kin holds an annual conference for the providers we work with. This is a day to celebrate, learn, and reflect together on the difficult and joyous work of caring for children. The theme of this year's conference is "Caterpillar to Butterfly: Children, Families, and Teachers Growing and Changing."
Through this fundraiser, we hope to reward our providers' commitment and dedication to the field of early childhood education by not only holding an excellent conference, but by giving out high-quality toys and learning tools with which providers can further enhance their child care program. Please help us purchase these giveaways by donating today!