Starting at Zero

Dear Friends,
While we're cheered by the latest incremental progress on legislation to support families and education in Washington D.C., we know that we cannot wait for Federal action on these pressing issues. Work at the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation and among our broad network of partners and grantees continues to be more dynamic than ever. Keep scrolling to see recent highlights and upcoming opportunities....

Dear Friends,
While we're cheered by the latest incremental progress on legislation to support families and education in Washington D.C., we know that we cannot wait for Federal action on these pressing issues. Work at the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation and among our broad network of partners and grantees continues to be more dynamic than ever. Keep scrolling to see recent highlights and upcoming opportunities....

Dear Friends,
While we're cheered by the latest incremental progress on legislation to support families and education in Washington D.C., we know that we cannot wait for Federal action on these pressing issues. Work at the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation and among our broad network of partners and grantees continues to be more dynamic than ever. Keep scrolling to see recent highlights and upcoming opportunities....

SZCF is pleased to announce that Starting at Zero is now available on Kanopy. Kanopy partners with public libraries and universities, providing ad-free films and series that can be enjoyed on all devices – TV, mobile phone, tablet and online. Kanopy is available to students/faculty/patrons at universities and libraries that offer the platform....

By IndieWire Staff
August 24, 2020
The Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, The Hunt Institute, and The Ounce of Prevention have announced two special, free events to support Willa Kammerer’s upcoming documentary “Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America.” The film culminates with a call to governors to invest in high-quality early childhood education to support today’s workforce and the workforce of tomorrow....

By Cinemacy
August 2020
The debate about ways to enhance our system of education often lacks voices to represent our youngest learners. Our concern about increasing test scores for school-age children and similar standards of evaluation fails to shed light on the conversation we really should be having, and that is the attention to the earliest years. Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America director Willa Kammerer effectively highlights this too often neglected topic in a powerful way....

By Summer Evans
August 13, 2020
Kindergarten began in Germany and arrived in the United States in the mid-19th century. Since that time, kindergarten has been considered the beginning of formal education. For a long time, researchers have known that education really starts at birth and early education (pre-K) should be available to all. Willa Kammerer’s new documentary “Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America” showcases the importance and power of investing in high-quality early childhood education so that all children and families have...

By Shayna Maci Warner and Tatiana McInnis
July 31, 2020
“Starting at Zero” explores the power of investing in high-quality early childhood education so that all children and families have the opportunity to attain the American Dream. The film brings together the voices of policymakers, educators, academics, business leaders, pediatricians, parents, and children. “Starting at Zero” culminates with a call to governors across America for collective action: to set our nation on the path to future success through significant investments in high-quality...