Is Child Care a Family Value?

“The Raising of America- Once Upon a Time” documentary screening to be sponsored by Yamhill Community Care Organization as part of The Family Resiliency Community Conversation series

McMinnville, Ore. — Join Yamhill Community Care on February 28th for a screening of “The Raising of America: Once Upon a Time – When Childcare for All Wasn’t Just a Fairytale.” The film will begin at 6:30 p.m., at the Linfield Ice Auditorium. Together, we’ll explore how American life might be different if all of the nation’s children had access to high-quality early care.

The Comprehensive Child Development Act (CCDA) almost made early care for all a reality. In 1971, a bi-partisan Congress passed a bill providing high-quality childcare, home visiting and other services to every family that wanted it, but the law was ultimately vetoed by President Nixon, who believed the bill was government intrusion on families.

“Once Upon a Time” follows the journey of the CCDA, but also highlights the success of the largest federally-funded childcare program in the United States. Military care – affordable, child-centered and strictly regulated — has proven to be some of the best childcare in the country.

This film screening and discussion event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Please visit bit.ly/ROAchildcare to reserve a seat. Donations made during the event will be donated to Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP).

For information about this story, contact Emily Broadwell, Early Learning VISTA, at 503-455-8052 or ebroadwell@yamhillcco.org.


About Yamhill Community Care

Yamhill Community Care is a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) that serves Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Yamhill County and parts of Clackamas, Washington, Polk, Marion and Tillamook counties. Yamhill Community Care provides a different way of delivering care to OHP members. By working within the community, Yamhill Community Care provides a different way of delivering care, by integrating physical and mental health services, coordinating educational and family supports, bringing new models of care that are patient-centered and team-focused, and being governed by people from our community, including social service providers, health care providers and community members.