As a society, we have been thinking about kids the wrong way. We tend to think that education and real learning begins when children go to school, when diapers are gone, when real human interaction is possible and playing is not the main purpose of their existence.
Thanks to the latest scientific research and innovative high-quality science based programs and interventions worldwide we know that life outcomes, are not determined solely by genes or IQ levels and that it all starts well before we are born.
These invaluable insights not only have the power to dramatically improve every child´s developmental years and help them be better equipped for a brighter future but helps us address global inequalities and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.
Produced by Genesis Foundation, this documentary film is about to fundamentally shift our mindset and understanding of what it takes for a child´s brain to fully develop and reach its true potential and how the early years greatly impact our adult mind. Ultimately, Igniting the Spark seeks to transform and re-address how we think about education, parenting and the skills kids need to thrive.
The filming began in the fall of 2016 in the United States, Mexico and Colombia with the participation of several experts such as Al Race, Mary Young, Takao Hensch, Pia Britto, Craig Ramey, Kimberly Noble, Clancy Blair, Robert Pianta, Timothy Bartik, Janet Jameison, Linda Ritcher, among others; and is set to finish during the summer of 2017.
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