Useful quotes that sum up the importance of MGOL


From the Hunt Institute

“The research is abundantly clear –– access to high quality early childhood education is linked to successful outcomes in education and in life. ”  – The Hunt Institute 

“The years of early childhood matter – both for children themselves and for society at large.”  – The Hunt Institute 


Science tells us that young children’s brains develop more rapidly during the years prior to kindergarten entry than at any other time.

Additionally, research has revealed the importance of high-quality early education for children’s short- and long-term academic, social, and professional success.

Economists have also found early childhood investments demonstrated education’s greatest return on investment, further strengthening the argument for high-quality early childhood experiences.

As such, the years of early childhood serve as a critical opportunity not only to support the academic, physical, and social-emotional development of young children, but to demonstrate and reinforce America’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Young children benefit greatly from exposure to racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity during this crucial and formative period.”


About Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen

A renowned national speaker and accomplished author, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is best known as the creator of Mother Goose on the Loose, an award-winning early literacy program. Her charismatic presentations always include an easily-understandable combination of research and practice. Recognized by the ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award for “revolutionizing the way librarians work with children from birth to age 3” and the 2018 Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries, Betsy’s passion is for helping children and the adults in their lives be the best they can be while sparking a love of reading.