“Large-scale public preschool programs can have substantial impacts on children’s early learning,” according to a new report entitled Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education that summarizes research about preschool education and its effects on later success. The report — written by a team of child development researchers and co-sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development and the Foundation for Child Development — describes the long-term effects of preschool education, and emphasizes the importance of quality in preschool education.