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All Our Kin

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Vocational & Technical Schools

Mission: All Our Kin, Inc., is a nationally-recognized, New Haven-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.  Our vision: all 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, all the tools, and all the experiences that we, as a society, are capable of giving them. And All Our Kin works to achieve that vision on many different levels at the same time. We make it possible for children to receive the excellent foundational early learning experiences they need and deserve. We furnish working parents with the resources to find and keep high-quality child care. We equip caregivers with the skills and resources to move out of poverty and open child care businesses in their communities. And we invest in neighborhoods, by building the capacity, quality, and viability of local child care businesses.

Geographic areas served: Connecticut

Programs: Family, friend and neighbor caregivers provide much of the daily child care to families in low-income neighborhoods. Through the Toolkit project, All Our Kin provides materials, mentorship and support to help these unlicensed caregivers meet health and safety standards, fulfill state licensing requirements, and become part of a professional community of child care providers. In this incentive-based project, caregivers receive boxes of useful resources and goodies, which gradually increase in value, as they move through the licensing process.  Each box contains the necessary paperwork for each step towards licensure, as well as health and safety supplies; educational supplies such as quality children’s books, blocks, and art materials; and vouchers for training. 

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

Grasias a all Our Kin . puedo desarollarme mas como provedora de cuidado de ninos. se que en ellos tengo la ayuda y el apoyo para que mi daycare gresca mas profesional mente y para que yo sea una mejor persona con esperiensia para poder tratar a otras personas no importando su orijen ect. All Our Kin me ayudo con el comienso de mi negocio muy fasil mente y todavia continua haciendolo. thnks to Sara y otros miembros del programa por ser tan kin y por su ayuda a la comunidad.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff at All Our Kin are inspiring in their vision for and committment to community development in New Haven. Their support of their childcare providers is amazing- constant and thorough. I feel fortunate to have had the guidance of All Our Kin in finding a childcare provider for my son and am so proud that the extraordinary home daycare that he attends is affiliated with AOK.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The home day care provider that my 6 month old foster daughter attends, and has attended since 3 weeks old, is now an extension of the family. The quality of care she receives is phenomenal. The Provider loves her, build relationships between the kids she has, and is constantly interested in her development and health. I am so grateful to have stumbled upon an All Our Kin trained day care!


Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to know this nonprofit threw the State of Connecticut when at that time I was getting assitance from the State. Somnething that I dind't want to be on. I was always a hard working single mom. But there are times that you can't make it on your own and you need the help. I heard of the program threw my Social Worker from the state and he helped me get in the program. I was very very happy that he got me this opportunity to do this kind of work. All our kin help me get my self esteem back up. I was with All our Kin from 2002-2003; I met about 5 other girls in the same situation as me but some of them just went to All our Kin just to go becuase if they didn't go they will have there assitance taken away. The honest truth is that All our Kin has help me alot. It was like going to work every single morning. It thought us the responsiblity of getting up in the morning and going to work. "very cool" not alot of people like to get up and go to work. The staff what to say about them;they are the nicest staff that i have ever met. They are understandable, nice, fun, loving and caring. They were always there for you when you needed a helpiong hand. I also was exicited when All our Kin went to Washington DC "THE ALL AMERICAN CITY" and we won! I was very proud of all of us. Especialy for ALL OUR KIN. The services were be on expected they did what ever it took for you to be the best provider in the City. the results from this nonprofit is that you leave with a job in your hands after you graduate from the program or you end up opeinging your own Chid Care Center. This is what makes ALL OUR KIN AMASING. When I graduated from ALL OUR KIN I started to work at a family Chid Care Center. You will make it but you have to believe in yourself and always say to yourself that you can do it. I will alwyas thank ALL OUR KIN for what they did for me. For me I will recomend ALL OUR KIN to every single mom that wants to make it on there own. All our Kin is one of the best programs that I have been in. Keep the Good work up!