NO SMALL MATTER confronts America's most pressing problems with an unlikely but powerful weapon: babies and young children. From home to childcare to preschool, high-quality early care and education has far-reaching impacts, and groundbreaking science to back it up. With a healthy dose of humor and a surprising edge, No Small Matter reveals the tragic cost of getting this wrong, and the huge payoff,for our kids, our families, and our country,of getting it right.
Community spaces like libraries play a hugely important role in educating our youngest children, as accessible, free opportunities for engaging in books and with neighbors and friends. The film is intended to raise awareness among the general public about the urgency of addressing early education, and we hope can serve as a tool in libraries for engaging with parents. For librarians focused older children and adults in their work, we hope the film can also shed light on the huge impact working with young children can have on their long-term development. And for librarians working with children ages 0-8, we hope seeing the critical importance of early educators reflected on screen will be a feel-good opportunity for reflection and appreciation.
Running Time: 75 minutes
Sponsored by: Association for Library Service to Children
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA,ALSC
Meeting Type: Now Showing
Cost: Included with full conference registration.