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NECC Hosts Screening of “No Small Matter”, Documentary on Early Childhood Education in the U.S.

Submitted by on October 30, 2020 – 7:17 pm
Four babies are sitting on a cut out map of the United States.

NECC will host a free screening of a documentary on the state of early childhood education on Nov. 12.

Anyone interested in the state of early childhood education in our country, including educators, parents, and grandparents, is invited to join Northern Essex Community College for a free virtual screening of “No Small Matter”, the first feature documentary to explore this topic, on Thursday evening, Nov. 12, 2020 at 6 pm.

Following the 74-minute film, there will be a panel discussion featuring Samantha Aigner-Treworgy, commissioner, MA Department of Early Education and Care; Dr. Winifred Hagan, senior associate commissioner for strategic planning and public program approval, MA Department of Higher Education; Dr. Martha McNulty, director, child care services at Partners Healthcare; and Dr. Lane Glenn, president, Northern Essex Community College.

The event will also include recognition of Gail Feigenbaum, the longtime coordinator of Northern Essex’s Early Childhood Education Program, who recently retired.

Registration is required.

The film shares real stories from children, families and teachers, illustrating the impact of high-quality early childhood experiences.

It also gives a scientific perspective, including information from scientists, physicians, and early childhood education experts that will help viewers understand how a young child’s mind develops.

This event is sponsored by Northern Essex Community College’s Career Pathways in Early Childhood Education.

Northern Essex has academic programs that prepare students for careers as early childhood educators, elementary education teachers, and middle or high school teachers.  To learn more, visit the website.

If you have questions about the event please contact Dr. Doris Buckley, Director of Early Childhood Career Pathways at Northern Essex Community College:

Northern Essex Community College has campuses in both Haverhill and Lawrence. It offers approximately 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Each year, 6,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 2,000 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  For more information, visit the website at or call 978-556-3700.