Monday, 22. April 2019, OMSI, Early Childhood Matters: Documentary Screening at OMSI

Parents, early care and education providers, and early childhood advocates all know: Early Childhood Matters! Ninety percent of brain development takes place in the first five years of life. In the first three years, babies’ brains grow faster than at any other time in their lives. The experiences young children have during this time with their parents, in care, and in the classroom, literally shape their brains.
Join Children’s Institute, the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children, and OMSI for a free screening of No Small Matter, the first major theatrical documentary designed to kick-start the public conversation about early care and education. Through powerful stories about the human capacity for early intelligence and the benefits of quality early care and education, this film reveals how our country is raising its youngest citizens, why making the most of this time in their lives is so crucial, and most importantly, what we can do to change the perception of when learning begins.
Support for early childhood investments is growing. Now is the time to add your voice to this national movement!
This event will bring together parents, child care providers, educators, legislators, and early childhood advocates. Following the documentary, a panel of early childhood experts will share information about proven programs and services for kids and families in Oregon and potential new state investments in early childhood. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with lawmakers and ensure they know: Early Childhood Matters!  
More details about the panel discussion coming soon.
Watch the Trailer
“Emotional, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring, No Small Matter will change the way audiences see the world, and in the process, help turn early childhood education into the grown-up issue it deserves to be.”

Early Childhood Matters: Documentary Screening at OMSI

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