Class of ’27 presents three distinct yet complementary personal stories from places too often ignored in America. Each portrait demonstrates that children from struggling rural communities, despite their circumstances, are more likely to grow into productive and civically engaged adults if they receive support in their earliest years. The third portrait, Fields of Promise, follows Mireya and her parents from Fresno, CA to Oregon’s Willamette Valley for berry season. Mireya’s parents enroll her in Migrant Head Start -- a warm, high-quality experience with meals and outdoor play. Their focus is to ensure Mireya’s academic readiness.
The film is accompanied by an engagement guide that is designed to help early childhood program administrators, teachers, in-service trainers, and organizations use the film Class of ’27 to advance local conversations on education and early learning.