Dr. Dolores Stegelin
Professor of Early Childhood Education
2001 – present: Eugene T. Moore Professor of Early Childhood Education
Faculty of Teacher Education
Eugene T. Moore School of Education
College of Health, Education, and Human Development
The academic success of students depends on the early foundations of education that take place in the preschool years. Research continually shows that children who engage in quality early childhood programs are more likely to succeed in their later academic efforts, particularly young children from low-SES homes or homes that are experiencing parental and life stressors. One of the 15 strategies for dropout prevention is early childhood education, and this strategy helps to set the stage for success in school attendance, school success, and long-term economic gains for both the student and society.