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The Power of Preschool

Image - Preschool Logo.jpgCan access to quality preschool make a difference in the life of a child or the future of a community? Those discussions are happening across the country and right here in the Dayton region. Join us for The Power of Preschool with host Marsha Bonhart for a look at how other cities have successfully mounted universal preschool programs and what a Preschool Promise program could look like in the Dayton region.

Guests for the discussion include: Mindy Cline, Principal of Primary Village North; Michael Colbert, Montgomery County Assistant Administrator for Development Services; Bob Curry, Partner, Thompson Hine; Dr, Thomas Lasley, Executive Director, Learn to Earn;  Debbie Lieberman, Montgomery County Commissioner; Dr. Alonzo Patterson, Pediatrician, PriMed Physicians; Jim Spurlino, President and Owner, Spurlino Materials; Dr. Richard Stock, Business Research Group, University of Dayton and Reverend Vanessa Ward, Omega Baptist Church.  The program also features Jennifer Landrum, President and CEO of the Denver Preschool Program.

The Power of Preschool will air at 8pm Thursday, Nov. 19, on ThinkTV16 with a simultaneous online live-stream at http://www.thinktv.org/american-graduate/media/the-power-of-preschool/​. Included in The Preschool Promise are excerpts from an upcoming documentary series, The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation.

Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation

Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our NationIn addition to Power of Preschool, we’ll also be airing Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation as part of American Graduate. This program, which airs at 3pm Sunday, Nov. 22, explores why so many children in America are faring so poorly, the consequences for the nation’s future and how we, as a nation, can do better.

The documentary investigates these questions through different lenses: What does science tell us about the enduring importance of early life experiences on the brain and body? What it is like to be a parent today? And what policies and structures help or hinder the raising of healthy, happy and compassionate children? Learn more about the documentary here: http://www.raisingofamerica.org/.

We’ll also encore The Power of Preschool at 4pm on ThinkTV16 immediately following Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation

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