Make a circle

A love letter to early educators
and a rallying cry for a
child care system in crisis.

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PARENTS CAN’T AFFORD TO PAY

The cost of child care for parents frequently rivals college tuition.

TEACHERS CAN’T AFFORD TO STAY

Nationwide, early educators earn an average of $13 an hour.

Winner of the 2024 DocLands Audience Choice Award, MAKE A CIRCLE follows a group of child care providers who are determined to change how society values the education of its youngest citizens. Weaving together the magic they create in the classroom, the struggles they endure at home, and their tireless activism for their profession, MAKE A CIRCLE is a moving portrait of life as an early childhood educator and a promising blueprint for fixing our broken child care system.

Help us take MAKE A CIRCLE to parents, early educators, and legislators across the country!