Renee Sentilles

History’s Renee Sentilles discusses the historical roots of modern childcare debates

Cleveland women provided public childcare more than a century ago. What happened? (subscription required): Renee Sentilles, the Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History, discussed the historical roots of modern childcare debates, noting that the idea of providing a public structure of supervising and educating young children conflicts with two basic tenets of American culture: the ideas that individual families should solve individual family problems and that mothers belong in the home.