No Small Matter Documentary Discussion

No Small Matter

We are excited to be joining with the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, Middlesex Coalition for Children, Connecticut Association for Human Services, and CSEA/SEIU to provide you with an opportunity to view the documentary No Small Matter and discuss it with peers, elected officials, and community leaders from your own communities and regions!

Follow Up to Event:
The sponsoring organizations have compiled some follow-up materials for you to use.
  1. Call To Action!: We have compiled a call to action document that helps you understand what your next best steps are to be an advocate for the system. You can click here to read it.  If you only read one document, please make it this one!
  2. Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance Advocacy Committee:  Please let us know if you’re interested in joining the advocacy team. Email: [email protected]. This year’s legislative session starts January 6th
  3. #SaveChildCare Wednesdays: Participate until congress passes a Covid relief package with funding for child care.  Here is the social media toolkit.
  4. Future Viewing Opportunities: The Connecticut Children’s Collective was able to purchase 48 hours of unlimited views for the full-length and 20 minute version of the documentary No Small Matter, thanks to discounted pricing provided by the Kindling Group through the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. We are looking into the possibility of purchasing further viewing opportunities for Connecticut groups, but this has not been finalized yet. For more information about renting or buying the full-length or shorter movie version, please visit the Kindling Group website.
  5. Here is a link to the Agenda Document if people want to add notes or download the notes they took.
  6. Albert Wat’s Roadmap from the Alliance for Early Childhood Success to rebuild childcare.

When: Wednesday November 18, 2020

Time: 9:30-11:00am

No Small Matter is the first feature-length 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.

How will this event work?
1) Registration closes at the end of the day on Sunday, November 15th.
2) Those who register will receive a live link to No Small Matter on Monday, November 16, which will remain “live” for 48 hours. In that time you can watch the documentary on your own schedule.
3) Log in the morning of Nov. 18th prepared to discuss the film in small groups. You will be assigned into breakout rooms by town/region so spread the word within your community!

Who should you invite to join?
Send the link and a personal invitation to any decision makers, elected officials, parents, community members, or early educators that can impact how we educate our youngest residents and support our collective future.

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