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Curiosity Corner
Early Childhood Education

Curiosity Corner was found to have no discernible effects on oral language, print knowledge, phonological processing, cognition, and math.

Curiosity Corner is a comprehensive early childhood curriculum designed to help children at risk of school failure because of poverty. The program offers children experiences that develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary for later school success, with a special emphasis on children’s language and literacy skills. Curiosity Corner has two sets of 38 weekly thematic units, one set for 3-year-olds and one set for 4-year-olds. Each day, the program staff present children with learning experiences through sequential daily activities. The program provides training, support, and teaching materials for teaching staff and administrators. Parents are encouraged to participate in children’s learning through activities in and out of the classroom.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
2
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Cognition No discernible effects --
Mathematics achievement No discernible effects PK --
Oral language Potentially positive effects PK
 
 
2
Phonological processing No discernible effects PK --
Print knowledge No discernible effects PK --

Last Updated: January 2009

Race

Black
58%
White
16%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
11%
Not Hispanic
89%

Gender

Male: 50%
Female: 49%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
School

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

NJ, KS, FL
Northeast, South


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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