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Support Family Child Care!

Family child care has always been essential to the well-being of children and families, but it’s never been as essential as it is now. This year, family child care educators have made it possible for health care workers, and essential workers, to do their jobs each day. They have created safe, loving, nurturing spaces for children of all ages—from the tiniest infants, to school-age students learning remotely for the first time. Family child care educators have comforted children and families facing trauma, anxiety and grief. Truly, they have proven themselves as heroes.

Across the country, child care programs are closing, facing decreased enrollment and rising costs. The result: a devastating loss of options for children and families. For family child care educators to keep doing what they do, they need our support.

In these unprecedented times, All Our Kin has dedicated our efforts entirely to ensuring that family child care programs remain open and have the resources they need to sustain high quality care for children and families. To operate their programs safely, family child care educators need access to the latest public health information, training, health and cleaning supplies, and PPE. To keep their doors open, they need business consultation, access to federal and state relief funding, and increased governmental supports. Importantly, to continue providing care under these very difficult conditions, family child care educators must safeguard their mental health and well-being, while learning new strategies to help their children cope with trauma, anxiety and stress.

At All Our Kin, we are doing everything we can to meet these needs. We’re offering training, consultation, hardship assistance, and supplies to the hundreds of family child care educators across our networks in Connecticut and New York; we’re assisting communities across the country that are struggling to preserve the supply of care; And we’re standing side-by-side with family child care educators to advocate for policy reform and funding that will sustain child care in the short term, and build a better, stronger system moving forward. 


How Can You Help?

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the needs of our family child care providers, children, and families will only grow more urgent. Please join us in sustaining the heroism of family child care by making a gift.

For more information on how you can support our ongoing efforts, please contact development@allourkin.org.





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