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“No Small Matter” Documentary Screening & Discussion
February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bloom Early Learning & Child Care invites you to see the documentary film sweeping the nation – No Small Matter. Join us for this documentary screening and panel discussion about the early education and childcare crisis facing our state and country.
Our future depends on our youngest citizens – how many words they hear in their first months of life, how often they are held, the kinds of experiences they have – yet even with businesses, scholars, and politicians supporting the early childhood education cause, millions of American children are still not getting the care they need to succeed or keep up. And while the poorest children are most vulnerable, middle class families are feeling the squeeze, as the cost of quality child care soars. So why do we continue to fail so many? No Small Matter is a feature-length documentary that brings attention to this question by sharing powerful stories and stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for quality early care and education to benefit America’s future.
Presented in partnership with the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC). Free and open to the public. (2-hour Certificate of Attendance available).
Panelists include: Rep. Dave Pinto, Chair, MN House of Representatives Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division; Dr. Amy Susman-Stillman, University of Minnesota Center for Early Education and Development; Dr. Aaron Sojourner, Associate Professor, Carlson School of Management; Mary Olsen, Director, Bloom Early Learning & Child Care, and moderator Ann Ruhl Carlson, University of Minnesota Early Childhood Licensure Coordinator and Bloom Board member