The Promise of Early Childhood Education"
The documentary Tomorrow's Hope: The Promise of Early Childhood Education celebrates the early childhood education program developed and taught at Start Early’s (formerly Ounce of Prevention Fund’s) Educare Chicago. The school opened in January 2000 to provide high-quality education to children from birth to age 5 from low-income families living on Chicago's South Side. The documentary spotlights three members of Educare Chicago's first-ever class as they prepare to graduated from high school and got to college. Directed by Thomas A. Morgan, Tomorrow's Hope: The Promise of Early Childhood Education will screen during SXSW EDU at 4 p.m. March 7 at the SXSW Film Theater at the Austin Convention Center. A longer version of the documentary is also available to stream at Music Box Direct. Tamra Raven previously produced A Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory. Aaron Steinberg previously composed the music for the documentary American Dreamers and Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America. He directed the upcoming documentary short Kaotic Drumline: Drumming with A Difference about the Chicago South Side-based Kaotic Drumline, which counts among its ranks Tomorrow's Hope subject Jamal Poindexter.
Aired: March 3, 2022.