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Film Discussion: No Small Matter

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

09-11-2018 15:30 09-11-2018 16:45 Europe/London Film Discussion: No Small Matter

In the richest country in the world, why are so many children not school ready by the time they reach kindergarten? A child’s earliest surroundings and interactions shape the developing brain, building the foundations for life-long cognitive and emotional development, even mental and physical health. Early childhood experiences form the basis for kindergarten readiness, which… Read more »

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Synopsis

In the richest country in the world, why are so many children not school ready by the time they reach kindergarten? A child’s earliest surroundings and interactions shape the developing brain, building the foundations for life-long cognitive and emotional development, even mental and physical health. Early childhood experiences form the basis for kindergarten readiness, which predicts third-grade reading abilities, high school graduation, and the later likelihood of involvement in the criminal justice system. Although neuroscience highlights the importance of the early stages in childhood, too often families and communities are challenged by lack of time, money and resources to provide children the stimulating learning and growing environments that they need. The impact of these challenges affects not only the children but also the success of our future workforce and a city’s economic development. If we want to build thriving cities, we can’t until children enter kindergarten. Watch the compelling new documentary No Small Matter and participate in an open discussion about the film with peers and subject-matter experts to learn why you are just the champions young children need and how you can take action now.

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