In the 70's, I was a single mother who worked to support my daughter; received food stamps and wellfare. I paid for childcare and in the evening read to my daughter, played learning games, and talked about real life. We did not have a TV most of her first 10 years. I am thankful for PBS.
From '97 to 2007 I did administration for a non-profit childcare agency, as I believe instilling a love for education is an essential part of having a literate society in the 21st century.