NR; 63 minutes
Starting at Zero explores the power of investing in high-quality early childhood education so that all children and families have the opportunity to attain the American Dream.
The film brings together the voices of policymakers, educators, academics, business leaders, pediatricians, parents, and children. It features five current and past governors who are champions of early childhood education: Governors Steve Bullock of Montana, Kay Ivey of Alabama, and Ralph Northam of Virginia, as well as former Governors Jim Hunt of North Carolina, and Phil Bryant of Mississippi.
Starting at Zero examines the latest developmental brain science to demonstrate how essential the earliest years of learning are to maximize human potential. Key features of high-quality early childhood learning environments and experiences are outlined and then brought to life as the film delves into the evolution of Alabama’s #1 nationally ranked state Pre-K program.
VIRTUAL SCREENING OPPORTUNITY: Rent this film through our third party partner to suit your schedule. Once rented you may enjoy full access for seven days. A portion of the rental fees for this film will go directly to The Colonial, helping to support the Theatre during this unprecedented time.
Available: August 14 through October 12