“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 there 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.