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Kane County Health Dept. sponsors early childhood documentary screening in Batavia

Free screening at Batavia Fine Arts Center is March 4

BATAVIA – The Kane County All Our Kids (AOK) Early Childhood Network, an initiative of the Kane County Health Department, and several local school districts invite the public to a free screening of the new documentary "No Small Matter" at 6 p.m. March 4 at the Batavia Fine Arts Center at Batavia High School,1201 Main St., Batavia.

After the screening, there will be a panel discussion including a member of Governor Pritzer's Early Childhood Commission. To reserve free tickets, go to BataviaFineArtsCentre.org.

According to a news release from the health department, "No Small Matter" is a 75-minute documentary focusing on the first 2,000 days of a child's life and the importance of interactions with parents, family members and peers. It discusses the changes in how children are being raised, how and when young children learn and the need for high-quality, play based preschool programs and the long term outcomes of such programs.

This event is open to early childhood educators, government representatives, business owners, administrators, parents and interested community members, the release stated. There will be networking opportunities with representatives from all sectors.

An expert panel discussion will illustrate how the ideas in the film relate to Kane County and what educators can do to help communities thrive for generations to come. Professional developmental credit will be available for educators, early intervention educators and day care staff, the release stated.

For more information about the AOK Network, visit KaneHealth.com/Pages/All-Our-Kids.aspx.

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