Early childhood education documentary to be shown April 15
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Early Years Coalition and McMillan Memorial Library will host a viewing of “No Small Matter” on April 15 at 7:30 a.m.
Organizers say it is “the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for change in America today: early childhood education.”
“Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country.”
No Small Matter is built from stories of real children, families, and teachers, from a comic cameo by Cookie Monster to the tearful testimonial of a preschool teacher making poverty-level wages.
The morning will start with registration and a light breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The film will begin at 8 a.m. with a panel discussion after. Registration is required.