Our Impact

Our Impact

Innovative Model. Undeniable Results.

Our nation’s child care system is inadequate to meet the needs of working families, with affordable, quality care for infants and toddlers in short supply.  All Our Kin has the solution: a highly successful, data-driven model for training, supporting and sustaining family child care educators as home-based providers who are most likely to care for children aged 0 to 3. 

Today, we directly serve nearly 1,100 family child care providers, who in turn educate and care for over 6,000 children in Connecticut and New York City. We have also partnered with local organizations in 23 states across the U.S. and in Washington, D.C. to strengthen their engagement and practice with family child care providers.

Our impact is evident in our results

All Our Kin transforms child care quality. Our providers score, on average, over 50 percent higher on research-based measures of quality than non-All Our Kin providers.

All Our Kin generates economic returns. For each dollar invested in our work, we see $15-$20 in economic benefits to the region. 

All Our Kin builds income for FCC educators. Within one year of completing All Our Kin’s licensing or business programs, the majority of providers increase earnings by $5,000 or more, and 81 percent of providers say their quality of life has improved.  

All Our Kin increases child care supply. Between 2000 and 2011, Connecticut lost nearly 34 percent of its family child care programs; in New Haven, thanks to All Our Kin, the number of licensed family child care programs increased by 74 percent.  

All Our Kin improves child outcomes. Children in the care of All Our Kin providers demonstrate better social emotional development than both their non-All Our Kin peers and the national norm, and significantly outperform these groups on math and language assessments.  

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