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An International Documentary with a Local Connection


Why is it that some children thrive while others do not? Is it a matter of genetics, IQ, socioeconomic background or education?

In “Brain Matters,” Director Carlota Nelson travels the world — including Sarasota, FL — to interview scientists, psychologists, and other early childhood development experts to reveal the essential factors which go into helping young children thrive.

Photo: Brain Matters

Calling all parents, grandparents, caregivers, and friends! Join the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for an official screening of the new, 72-minute documentary film “BRAIN MATTERS,” a buffet, and a panel discussion led by The Florida Center for Early Childhood.

Together, we will learn how to positively influence our children’s brain architecture through family engagement and positive learning experiences, to prepare their minds for future opportunities.


FREE to attend
Seating is limited
Please respond by Friday, October 25th
Note: *Childcare is available upon request for the Punta Gorda screening


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