No Small Matter

"“If we really want to transform the quality of child care here in this country, we have to look at all the people who are caring for our children. We have to look at the women who are caring for children in their homes and we have to embrace them in our systems of professional development. We have to pay them. We have to hold them accountable, but we have to give them the tools to deliver high quality care. They can raise to enormous heights and they are just a huge overlooked part of our child care system.”

It's coming - a full length documentary discussing high quality, affordable early care and education.  Along with it, a national campaign to get the point across to policy makers in states and localities.

No Small Matter addresses the brain science, families, caregivers and the impact on our economy - today and in the future.  The documentary sets out to answer this pivotal question "Why, when the importance of quality early care and education is so widely accepted, do we continue to fail so many?"

In addition to the feature length documentary, No Small Matter, has an active YouTube channel providing the public with videos to explain early care and education as well as giving tips and tools to help caregivers in their environments.

No Small Matter Joining NAFCC in July

The production team who created No Small Matter is joining the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) to discuss brain science and quality in early care and education at the national family child care conference in Mobile, Alabama.  Take the opportunity to engage with the production team that is speaking out for you and providing you tools to help you speak up for yourself.  Learn more.

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Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building