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News from EPI The Why, What, and How of Investing in Young Children: Film Screening and Discussion

On Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 pm ET, EPI and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education will host a screening of the film “Ready for Kindergarten: The Impact of Early Childhood Education,” with the film’s director and executive producer Sally Nellson Barrett; Libby Doggett, deputy assistant secretary for policy and early learning, U.S. Department of Education; Emma Garcia, EPI education economist; and Amy Harding-Wright, DCPS pre-k teacher.

President Obama’s proposal to provide universal pre-kindergarten and expand other early childhood programs, and bills in both houses of Congress that would support that vision, have re-ignited discussions at the federal, state, and local levels about the importance of evidence-based investments in young children.  Home to a high-quality pre-k program that serves both 3- and 4-year-olds, DCPS has a strong foundation that could be enhanced with more federal support. As policymakers consider options, what is the evidence base they should assess, and what is the broader set of child and family supports needed to provide all children a strong start in school and life?

What:  Screening of the film “Ready for Kindergarten: The Impact of Early Childhood Education” and Education Policy Discussion

Sally Nellson Barrett, Director and Executive Producer
Libby Doggett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education
Emma Garcia, EPI Education Economist, Economic Policy Institute
Amy Harding-Wright, DCPS Pre-K Teacher

When: Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 pm ET

Where:  NoMa BID Lobby
1200 First Street, NE (Corner of First and M Streets, NE)
Washington, DC

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