Attend UW-Stout's free film screening of No Small Matter.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 5 pm - 7 pm
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Memorial Student Center
UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751
Discussion afterward led by Debra Lawrence, Ph.D., a trauma-informed expert with more than 35 years in the field of early care and education.
Learn more about Debra Lawrence.
High quality early education isn’t just powerful — it’s possible.
Thanks to new brain scanning technology and rigorous inquiry, scientists understand more about children’s brains than ever before. With every new study, the incredible development happening in a child’s early years becomes more and more apparent.
For example, we now know that the number of words a child hears before age three can vastly improve her school readiness. The first few years of life are a kind of “big bang” for learning — 100 billion neurons being connected by synapses at a rate of seven hundred per second. And when a child lacks an engaging, loving environment, “toxic” experiences actually have the power to rewire her brain, with consequences that can last a lifetime.