Session Track

Early Education

Experience Level


Session Time

June 16

Participants will screen "No Small Matter", the widely recognized documentary about the state of early childhood in America. Following the film's screening, participants will engage in small and large group discussions of current issues in early childhood. The facilitator will also share concrete steps early childhood professionals can take to help advance Nebraska's early childhood workforce.
According to the producers, “No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good 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.”

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to apply new learning to better advocate for the early childhood workforce.
Participants will watch a documentary to develop an understanding of current issues in early childhood.

Intended Audience

Early Childhood Professionals, Advocates, Higher Education Faculty, Support Staff, Directors, Funders, Policymakers

1:15pm to 3:55pm