History is important. If you don’t know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything, and you have no way of checking up on it.
— Howard Zinn

Knowing where we’ve been in early care and education, and related education and social movement history, informs current decisions in practice and policy.

What’s been tried before?
How do we organize to get needed resources?
How did current funding and policy come to be?
Why are their so many voices advocating separately for early care and education and public education, and why are we too often at odds?
What are we striving for? And how can we unite our forces and our message?

We have gathered some information here, and want to build a growing and dynamic history to inform our work. Is there something important you’d like to see added? Contact us.