All Our Kin trains, supports and sustains community child care providers in order to ensure children and families have the foundations necessary for future success. The organization invests in children’s first teachers through innovative teaching and learning models that support and engage child care providers from all walks of life and at every stage of their personal and professional development: from parents and caregivers to professional educators and businesspeople.
Through All Our Kin’s programs, child care professionals succeed as business owners; working parents find stable, high-quality care for their children; and children receive an educational foundation that lays the groundwork for achievement in school and beyond. All Our Kin began as a response to the ramifications of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 on low-income families, especially single mothers of very young children who struggled to find both work and affordable high-quality childcare in their communities. All Our Kin’s response to these negative outcomes for families was to invest in the community’s women, giving them the resources and training to open their own community-based family child care programs. As professionals and business owners, women find meaningful work, and also become sources of support and strength for the families they serve. Most importantly, they provide our youngest and most vulnerable children with quality early learning experiences.