No Small Matter Q&A with Rachel Giannini, Myra Jones-Taylor, & Greg Jacobs

Rachel Giannini, Myra Jones-Taylor, & Greg Jacobs came together to discuss the film No Small Matter and early childhood education.

No Small Matter is the first feature documentary that explores what it describes as the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for change in America today: early childhood education. The film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first 5 years and reveals how our failure to act has resulted in a crisis for families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for our country.

Greg Jacobs, the writer and co-director of No Small Matter, moderated the conversation with childhood specialist and early childhood advocate, Rachel Giannini, and ZERO TO THREE Chief Policy Officer, Myra Jones-Taylor.

"We know that a baby’s brain is developing faster than at any later point in life in those first three years of life. And all the magic that Rachel and her colleagues do in the classroom, or family child care providers do in their home, or parents do in their home, that is forming all the foundational pieces that we need for later success in life."

–Myra Jones-Taylor

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