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Free Showing of The Raising of America


As part of the celebration of the Week of the Young Child, MACC's Early Childhood Education department is sponsoring a showing of The Raising of America. The event includes a film discussion, trivia, free refreshments, and gift card raffle from local merchants.

Show Times include:
  MACC Moberly Campus, Career & Tech building, Rm C109
  April 13th 1PM - 2:30
  MACC Columbia Campus, Rm 134
  April14th 12PM–1:30 & 6PM–7:30

A five-part documentary, The Raising of America asks a number of questions that surround a recent UNICEF report that the United States ranks 26th out of 29 nations in child well-being. According to scientific research, a child's environment and relationships created from an early age play an integral part in brain development and long-term success.

The series investigates a variety of questions from various angles including what science tells us about the enduring importance of early life experiences on the brain and body; what it is like to be a parent today; and what policies and structures help or hinder the raising of healthy, happy and compassionate children. According to researchers, these questions are important because many families are struggling to provide the type of nurturing environment that young children need to thrive. The first episode in the series, Signature Hour, covers the issues of why so many children in America are faring so poorly, the consequences for the nation's future, and what can be done to improve the situation. The four subsequent episodes examine each issue in further detail.

Funding for the documentary was provided in part by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The California Endowment, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

For more information about the MACC event, please contact Heather Harrison at (660) 263-4100 ext. 11308 or .


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