Dr. Catherine Scott-Little, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding how early education benefits children in the long run.

Research shows that children who have quality early education experiences are “better off in lots of different ways,” she said.

Scott-Little also stated that those students who receive earlier education tend to have better self control and are more comfortable following rules and building relationships with their peers, as paraphrased in the article.

What’s wanted is for students to have good foundations they can build on to be ready for school, she later said.