Children’s early years lay the foundation for future learning, behavior and health and have a huge impact on brain development into adulthood. Unfortunately, there is an acute lack of high-quality, affordable child care, especially for infants and toddlers. All Our Kin works to increase the supply, quality, and sustainability of home-based family child care programs, which often serve the children and families facing the greatest barriers to accessing care. With the support of Family Prosperity, All Our Kin created recommendations for state and local leaders about how to build thriving family child care systems that meet the diverse needs of all families. Now, through our inaugural Family Child Care Policy Cohort, we are working with 10 teams of state and local leaders across the country to implement those recommendations. By leveraging the data, stories, and lessons learned through our direct service work to influence policy, All Our Kin is well positioned to transform opportunities for thousands of young children, their families, and their child care providers.

Stories featuring All Our Kin

The COVID-19 pandemic has made more evident than ever the need to transform policies, practice, and systems to build upon the inherent resilience of families – especially those with low incomes and from BIPOC communities. In 2018 – 677,529 children experienced maltreatment in the US. 51 percent of those children were Black, Indigenous, or children …

Investing in Futures Means Investing in Families: Announcing the Two-Generation Prenatal to Three Learning and Action Community Read More »

BlogDecember 9, 2020
Ascend is honored that our Executive Director Anne Mosle has been named to the Holding Co.’s CARE 100 List, a first-of-its-kind list of the people doing the most to re-imagine and re-humanize our care system. We are even more overjoyed to see so many of our Ascend Fellows, Network partners, Parent Advisors, philanthropic partners, and …

Here’s to Warriors and Weavers for Care Read More »

BlogOctober 23, 2020
Smiling Family With Parents Giving Children Piggyback Rides In Garden At Home
Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org  Bold Leaders to Advance Innovative Strategies for Families’ Health and Economic Prosperity  Aspen Institute Launches New Partners and Advisors in Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community  Washington, DC – Ascend at the Aspen Institute is proud to announce the new partners and advisors the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, Ascend’s initiative for breakthrough innovations and collaborations that position families to reach educational …

Bold Leaders to Advance Innovative Strategies for Families’ Health and Economic Prosperity Read More »

BlogJuly 22, 2020
As the hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security, Ascend is intensifying its efforts in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to highlight 2Gen solutions that Ascend Fellows and the Ascend Network have developed over the past decade to help families reach their potential. Ascend is examining how new solutions, …

WEBINAR: State Opportunities and Challenges in Advancing Child Care Innovation Read More »

BlogMay 11, 2020