117 ideas to make life better for young children and families in 2202

Gladys Richardson, a children’s advocate, sent me this list that she dug up from her files. It’s from a meeting on early care and education that she attended in Maine in 2002. In a 10-minute brainstorm, people came up with ideas for what they wanted life to be like for young children and families in 2202 — 200 years in the future.

Here’s the list of 117 ideas. It strikes me that we have the smarts and technology to shorten that time frame a bit. How about in the next 5 years??

What do you think about these? If you’ve got more ideas, please add them in the comments. We’ll give them to the communities such as Tarpon Springs, FL, Port Townsend, WA, and Walla Walla, WA, to consider as they implement their plans to reduce and prevent adverse childhood experiences.

1)    No more war.

2)    Every child will have 10 adults who love them unconditionally for their whole life and they know it.

3)    No child shall go hungry.

4)    Early care and education is the most respected and highly paid profession.

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