All Our Kin
All Our Kin, Inc., is a nationally-recognized, Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers in order to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life.Through our programs, child care professionals 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.
Our vision: child care providers will have access to training and education opportunities, livable wages and benefits, and respect for a hard job done well. Parents will be honored and supported in their difficult work of caring for children, and have access to safe, loving, educational child care options when they go to work. And children, regardless of where they live, their racial or ethnic background, or how much money their parents earn, will begin their lives with all the advantages, tools, and experiences that we, as a society, are capable of giving them.
All Our Kin first opened its doors in a New Haven housing development in 1999 with two staff members, six mothers, six children, and one core belief: all children deserve access to high-quality early learning opportunities. As Connecticut explores ways to sustain high-quality child care in a time of great economic hardship, communities and agencies throughout the state seek to learn from and build on All Our Kin’s best practices. In response to this demand, All Our Kin expanded beyond New Haven, and is currently serving Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford as well. Today, we serve over 400 family child care providers; these parents and educators in turn serve over 2,400 children in our community. To learn more about our work, please visit www.allourkin.org.