by United Way of Dane County



Barrymore Theatre

2090 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704

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Join us for a special event and film screening for the film No Small Matter, the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education.

Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country. Click here to watch the trailer.

We hope you can join us for this important event!

Event Schedule

  • 5:00 pm: Doors open, refreshments available
  • 6:00 pm: Screening of No Small Matter
  • 7:30 pm: Q & A with a panel of experts including Jeannie Cullen Schultz, Vice President – Healthcare at JP Cullen; Paula Drew, Research and Policy Analyst at WECA; Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, UW-Madison Associate Professor of Pediatrics; and Dennis Winters, Chief Economist at Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

This screening is hosted by The DANE Brain Collective, organizations collaborating to support brain-building for kids birth to age 5. Those organizations are 4C, City of Madison, Dane County Department of Human Services, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison Public Library, Project Babies, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Madison Office of Child Care and Family Resources, Reach Dane, Reach Out & Read Wisconsin, United Way of Dane County and Wisconsin Early Childhood Association.

Special thank you to The Barrymore Theatre for providing the space, and to WORT FM for being our media sponsor!


United Way of Dane County

United Way of Dane County fights for the education, financial stability, and health of everyone in Dane County. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, United Way brings the many voices of Dane County together to find common ground, develop a strategic architecture for change, and make measurable progress, while engaging organizations and individuals with the opportunity to give, advocate and volunteer to resource this work and change lives in Dane County.

No Small Matter Documentary Screening at Barrymore Theatre

2090 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704