The Raising of America

The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation is a documentary that explores the questions: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better? The series investigates these questions through different lenses: What does science tell us about the enduring importance of early life experiences on the brain and body? What it is like to be a parent today? And what policies and structures help or hinder the raising of healthy, happy and compassionate children?

The Raising of America seeks to spark a national conversation about what can be done to better assure the conditions all babies and young children need to thrive. Will the U.S. squander its own future, or will it invest in its youngest children and their families?

Watch the documentary, available for free streaming until November 30th, and join the conversation.