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Early Childhood Matters: Documentary Screening at OMSI
April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parents, early care and education providers, and early childhood advocates all know: Early Childhood Matters! Ninety percent of brain development takes place in the first five years of life. In the first three years, babies’ brains grow faster than at any other time in their lives. The experiences young children have during this time with their parents, in care, and in the classroom, literally shape their brains.
Join Children’s Institute, the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children, and OMSI for a free screening of No Small Matter, the first major theatrical documentary designed to kick-start the public conversation about early care and education. Through powerful stories about the human capacity for early intelligence and the benefits of quality early care and education, this film reveals how our country is raising its youngest citizens, why making the most of this time in their lives is so crucial, and most importantly, what we can do to change the perception of when learning begins.