Film Screening and Panel Discussion
On June 7, 2022, SFC convened a virtual film screening of Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America, followed by the premiere of a Massachusetts companion video and live panel discussion featuring:
  • Kathleen Bailer, Director of Early Education and Care for Somerville Public Schools
  • Laura Frogameni, Preschool & Partnership Coordinator for Northampton Public Schools
  • Maria Moeller, CEO of The Community Group in Lawrence
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Starting at Zero: Local Edition–Massachusetts
In this video, Massachusetts stakeholders highlight the landscape of early learning today, the impact of the pandemic, the potential for transformative investments in high-quality early childhood education and care, and thank our early educators. Produced by The Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, in partnership with Strategies for Children.


  • Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts’ 5th District
  • TeeAra Dias, Director of Universal Pre-K, Boston Public Schools
  • Turahn Dorsey, Foundation Fellow, Eastern Bank Foundation, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, Massachusetts Early Childhood Funder Collaborative
  • Mayor Kimberly Driscoll, City of Salem
  • Brian Gold, Director, Massachusetts Early Childhood Funder Collaborative
  • Nonie Lesaux, Larsen Professor of Education and Human Development at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Chair of the Board of the Department of Early Education and Care
  • State Senator Jason Lewis, Member of the Massachusetts State Senate, 5th Middlesex District
  • Amy O’Leary, Executive Director, Strategies for Children
  • State Representative Alice Peisch, Member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 14th Norfolk District
  • Bob Rivers, Chair and CEO, Eastern Bank, Co-Chair, Massachusetts Business Coalition for Early Childhood Education
  • Jayd Rodrigues, Center Director and Operating Council, Horizons for Homeless Children
  • Mayor Domenic Sarno, City of Springfield
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