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Doors to Discovery
Early Childhood Education

Doors to Discovery™ was found to have potentially positive effects on oral language and print knowledge and no discernible effects on phonological processing and math for preschool children. 

Doors to Discovery™ is a preschool literacy curriculum that uses eight thematic units of activities to help children build fundamental early literacy skills in oral language, phonological awareness, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge, writing, and comprehension. The eight thematic units cover topics such as nature, friendship, communities, society, and health. Each unit is available as a kit that includes various teacher resources.

Findings

3
studies that met standards out of
4
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Mathematics achievement No discernible effects PK --
Oral language Potentially positive effects PK
 
 
11
Phonological processing No discernible effects PK --
Print knowledge Potentially positive effects PK
 
 
15

Last Updated: June 2013

Race

Asian
4%
Black
18%
White
29%
Not specified
8%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
42%
Not Hispanic
57%

Gender

Male: 52%
Female: 47%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

TX
South


Related Resources

This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-IES-13-C-0010.

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