Selecting a college can be a tough decision. Then after finding a college, students must choose a program of study. Most colleges offer counseling and career exploration services to assist with the process.

Zoe Karoline Kurtz graduated from the University of Cincinnati Honors College on Dec. 14 with a bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminal justice, and a minor in Chinese. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Beta Kappa and earned the distinction of summa cum laude.

School and early childhood programs aren’t just for academic and developmental learning. They are also a place where children are exposed to a level of independence, something they may not be used to because they’re conditioned to be constantly supported by their parents.