Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman

Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman

From a White House pool report on Vice President Joe Biden‘s visit Tuesday to an Atlanta YMCA:

He praised Republican governors for early childhood education efforts in their states, and he said he hoped other members of their party would support early childhood education.

“I think some of our Republican colleagues would come around,” he said. “I’m hoping this is the beginning.”

Then he joined children during a class to play with shapes, animals and puzzles.

One boy told Biden he was building a bridge out of his plastic shapes.

“I wish we were making more bridges,” Biden said.