No Small Matter (2019) is a feature-length (74 minute) documentary film and national engagement campaign that brings public attention to the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education.
With poignant stories and surprising humor, this 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. The film beautifully portrays stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for quality early care and education to benefit America’s social and economic future. This multifaceted project 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.
The first major theatrical documentary to tackle this topic, No Small Matter is designed to kick-start the public conversation about early care and education. The ultimate goal: to produce an entertaining, accessible, and inspiring film that redefines the audience’s understanding of the issue and helps drive it to the top of the political agenda. Executive Producer and Narrator, Alfre Woodard, is joined by a team of diverse filmmakers at The Kindling Group, who themselves focus on social action and change through film. Siskel/Jacobs Productions (SJP), a documentary production company that seeks to tell compelling stories with integrity, complexity, emotion, and humor, also helped produce the film.
This event is hosted by Colorado Association of Infant Mental Health (CO-AIMH) who handles registration directly.
This 74 minute film will be streamed live online, followed by a live discussion.
Two opportunities are available for this event, both on February 4, 2021:
Each screening has a separate registration link (see below).
Note that this film is also available to to purchase as a DVD or to rent/buy through many streaming services including AppleTV, Amazon Prime, iTunes. Anyone can contact the filmmakers to host a live screening event.
CO-AIMH is a member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. and licenses the Endorsement for Culturally-Sensitive Relationship Focused Practices Promoting Infant Mental Health® as does the Alaska Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH). CO-AIMH has not designated specific competency areas for this training series however attendees include this training to demonstrate appropriate Competencies® should they apply for Endorsement®. Please contact CO-AIMH to find out about whether or not CEUs will be offered.
The Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our three-year initiative Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Membership information can be found on our website. You will also find that 2021 members have FREE access to 60 hours of on-demand, online recordings of expert lectures on a variety of infant mental health topics. Continue checking this AKTC catalog: Project Compass is offering more training in February-June 2021 and will also continue listing infant and early childhood mental health training offered by other organizations.
CO-AIMH will send you a confirmation email with links to join the screening & discussion. If you need further information, please email CO-AIMH's training coordinator at email@example.com.