Resources for Early Childhood Development

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Once Upon a Time

Imagine how things would be different today if high-quality childcare and pre-K was affordable and available to every family who wanted it. It almost happened.

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Trailer - Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time allows us to imagine how things might be different if all of America’s children had access to high-quality early care and education—in fact, we almost did.

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Government Funded Childcare During WWII

When women were suddenly propelled into the workforce during WWII, the government responded.

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Discussion Guide - Once Upon a Time

Discussion Guide for Once Upon a Time (Episode 2)

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The Veto That Killed Childcare

Working behind the scenes, Pres. Nixon and his young White House speech writer, Patrick Buchanan, shocked Congress when they invoked ‘family values’ for the first time to undercut families.

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When Congress Passed Childcare for All

Then Senator (and former VP) Walter Mondale describes how a bi-partisan Congress assured high-quality childcare and other services from birth to age five for every family that wanted it back in 1971.

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