“What If…” Film Series Presents: No Small Matter

September 26, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The Gifford Foundation “What If…” Film Series presents No Small Matter in partnership with Child Care Solutions.

“High quality education for all isn’t just powerful — it’s possible.”

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.

No Small Matter is built from stories of real children, families, and teachers, illustrating the impact of high-quality early childhood experiences. We meet parents who are struggling to do their best for their kids, incredible teachers who model what early childhood classrooms should and could be like, and children learning and developing in real time. These positive, hopeful stories serve as motivational tools in both the film and the No Small Matter campaign: Change is necessary, critical, and attainable if we put our minds to it.

Child Care Solutions is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1975 to provide information and resources to parents, providers, employers, and community leaders in Onondaga and Cayuga Counties (NY) who seek solutions to their child care needs. Their mission is to build excellence in early care and learning systems while advancing equal access for all children in our community.  They accomplish this through education, advocacy and support for families and early childhood professionals.