2020 was the year that everything seemed to come to a standstill, but for Jessica Coleman and other organizers of 4 County Kids, it was the year to begin. The organization got its start in October of 2020 and according to their website, 4 County Kids (4CK) is a collaboration between the Sandhills Community Collaborative and Communities for Kids to aid in the development and support of quality early childhood programs.
4CK believes every child deserves a high-quality early childhood education and is committed to raising awareness, supporting families, and working with the community to provide safe and engaging care and learning.
With the mission to support current childcare providers in and around Custer County, 4CK will be hosting a virtual showing of the documentary “No Small Matter” which will then be followed by a panel discussion of local early childhood advocates. “No Small Matter” is a documentary that brings to light the high importance of early childhood education and the impact it has on our communities.
Following the film the panel of local early childhood advocates will help answer the question, “How does early childhood education impact our communities in Custer County and Blaine County?” The panel includes Jessica Gibbons, Mike Feeken, Jeanette Birnie, and Joyce Richardson with UNK professor Dr. Paula Thompson serving as the moderator.
The free event will be held on Sunday, January 31 at 3 PM via Zoom. To attend, you must pre-register by contacting 4CK Coordinator Jessica Coleman: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are only 300 spots available for this one-time event you will not want to miss! The documentary is not available for free on any streaming platforms.
4CK is also offing a $25 gift card to childcare providers in Custer or Blaine Counties who attend Sunday’s showing of “No Small Matter” and panel discussion.
A sneak peek of the documentary is available by following this link to YouTube: https://youtu.be/Shm-KRh4LFg