Concord University Hosts Screening of The First 1,000 Days

Jan 28, 2015

Credit Production still by Raelyn White.

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.