Local school districts, health dept. to host film screening, discussion on early childhood education

  • On Wednesday, March 4, see a special screening for the film "No Small Matter," the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education.

    On Wednesday, March 4, see a special screening for the film "No Small Matter," the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Courtesy of No Small Matter

 
Submitted by Geneva Unit District 304
Posted2/24/2020 12:23 PM

Geneva Unit District 304 and partner organizations are hosting a special event and film screening for the film "No Small Matter," the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education.

This free event is brought to the community through a collaboration by District 304, Kane County Health Department and Kane County All Our Kids Network, Batavia Unit District 101, St. Charles Unit District 303, Fox Valley United Way/SPARK, and Illinois StarNet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

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. The research shows that for a community to prosper, it should invest in its youngest citizens.

The screening for "No Small Matter" will be held Wednesday, March 4, at Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St. Doors open and networking will be 5:30 to 6 p.m. The documentary screening will be 6 to 7:15 p.m. The panel discussion will be 7:15 to 8 p.m. Professional development credits are available for early childhood providers.

The evening will be full of information, conversation, and fun. Experts and policymakers will serve on the panel to present local data and answer questions about how the concepts in the film relate to this region and how to get involved.

To reserve your complimentary tickets, visit www.bataviafineartscentre.org.

For more information, visit the Kane County Health Department's All Our Kids Network Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KaneAOK/.

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