Concord University is hosting a special screening of a documentary that explores the long-term educational challenges for children in low-income homes.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting's The First 1,000 Days: Investing In WV Children When It Counts will be shown on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Athens campus.
The hour-long documentary explores how poverty affects early childhood development and the challenges families face when the adults either have low-paying jobs or are unemployed.
The First 1,000 Days: Investing in WV Children When It Counts is explores how these realities are shaping the future of West Virginia.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting's award-winning producer John Nakashima looks at three statewide early-education programs that help parents and caregivers make the most of a child's first 1,000 days: the time of life when the majority of brain development occurs.
The special viewing will be followed by a panel discussion with experts. Along with Nakashima McDowell native and community organizer Sabrina Shrader will serve as a panelist. Continuing education credit is available.
The First 1,000 Days: Investing in WV Children When It Counts, premieres Monday, Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting television.