Join us for a screening of the 75-minute film, No Small Matter, with discussion afterwards.
About the Film: Thanks to new brain scanning technology and rigorous inquiry, scientists understand more about children’s brains than ever before. But our childcare and educational systems have not caught up to this new scientific reality.
The lack of high quality, affordable childcare has, in recent years, emerged as a full-blown crisis for working and middle-class families. The need to solve America’s early learning crisis is urgent.
The United States has always been defined by opportunity — and no issue so glaringly highlights our failure to deliver on this promise as the imbalance in the opportunities afforded to our youngest children. Today there is consensus among the fields of neuroscience, education, and developmental psychology that a child’s experiences between ages zero and five have an enormous impact on her opportunity to thrive for the rest of her life — from academic achievement to health to her future earnings as an adult.
NO SMALL MATTER will redefine the public understanding of what’s going on in children’s brains from birth to 5 — and push their needs to the top of our social and political agenda.