A new movie about a “star program” in Washington, D.C., that focuses on early childhood education and the importance of parent involvement has been lauded by parents and educators in a nationwide poll released Thursday.
The film, The Program, is being promoted as a film that will inspire a new generation of parents to care about their children and work to make a positive impact on their communities.
It’s the latest in a series of Hollywood films about the role of parents in early childhood and the impact they have on the lives of their children.
The program is a model of a family-centered early childhood system that has helped to improve the lives and well-being of thousands of families across the nation, including in Washington.
The program is part of a growing movement to support parents in the classroom.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, a national nonprofit organization, is one of the organizations that has endorsed the film.
“The program movie has become a new kind of parent-led film,” said Dr. Richard A. Korten, a pediatrician at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who was the program’s director of the documentary, which is being produced by a group of filmmakers including Mark Wahlberg, Aaron Sorkin, Jon Favreau and Chris Rock.
“It’s really about the power of parents, not just as parents, but as the people who work with them and make them who they are,” he said.
“What this film shows is that the key to early childhood success is the role parents play,” he added.
The Program, which opened its first classroom in September, tells the story of a preschool teacher named Elizabeth, who is the only person at her preschool who can bring her two children to the movies and teach them to read and write, but can’t afford the full cost of the movie ticket.
The movie is being developed by the production company Mondo and has been directed by Jon Favres.
The filmmakers plan to make it available on YouTube and Amazon Video and other online platforms later this year.
It is the first movie about early childhood to be made by a production company and the first to be produced by the Mondo team.
The filmmaker credits Mondo founder and executive producer David Wahlburg, who previously helmed the Academy Award-winning film Birdman, with helping to raise funds for the project and making it possible to hire Wahlenberg.
The documentary also follows Elizabeth, whose parents divorced and she moved to a trailer park with her two siblings and her mother, who works as a preschool educator.
“When Elizabeth is in a classroom with her preschool teacher, the world seems so different.
It’s not the same place as it was at the beginning,” said Wahlburgh, whose credits include directing The Artist and starring in the Oscar-winning movie 12 Years a Slave.
The trailer shows Elizabeth and her preschool class as they prepare for a movie night, a game where they try to make their characters read a series titled The Book of the Week.
They then go out to the playground where Elizabeth and the preschoolers take turns reading a series called How to Write a Book.
The children’s names are not on the page but they are written on the playground paper.
“One by one, Elizabeth is given the assignment to try to fill the book with the names of the students,” the trailer states.
“And in each story, Elizabeth must write the names for each student.”
The film also shows how Elizabeth’s family struggles financially after the divorce.
She is the sole breadwinner of her two youngest siblings and the couple is struggling to find housing, pay for child care and to pay the rent.
Elizabeth has to keep the lights on, pay bills, and make up for the loss of her husband.
“My kids need my help,” she told The Hill.
“If I don’t do it, they don’t get to have a home.
They have no way to make ends meet.”
Elizabeth has seen a dramatic change in her life after she begins the program, the trailer says.
She starts learning to read, writes letters to her mother and receives support from her father, who she sees as a mentor.
Elizabeth also starts going to her father’s funeral, and she begins to make friends with her classmates.
“Elizabeth has started to find her voice and become a good role model for her classmates,” the film says.
In addition to the film, Mondo is also releasing a series entitled The Journey to Independence, which focuses on the role that parents play in helping their children thrive and reach their full potential.
The documentary is directed by Mondo’s founder and director, Chris Rock, and stars a group known as the Daughters of America.
The Journey to Freedom is also being produced in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
It features the voices of more than 40 Maryland parents, including a mother who is now the program director.
The filmmakers also have plans to expand the program in the