Before the pandemic, the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five (PDG B-5) generated attention, created momentum and hope, and an aligned vision and plans to increase access to quality. The Oklahoma legislative session was halted just over a month into session, resulting in final action on only a few bills impacting early childhood. The pandemic also disrupted implementation plans, and all became consumed with response efforts. Passing a budget was the focus when the legislature returned in early May. Priority was placed on maintaining core services, and most state agencies received a 4 percent reduction. Decreasing revenues are anticipated in the future. Oklahoma is balancing improving quality and standards with providing for survival and meeting basic needs.