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Let's Begin with the Letter People®
Early Childhood Education

Let’s Begin with the Letter People® was found to have no discernible effects on oral language and phonological processing and mixed effects on print knowledge for preschool children.

Let’s Begin with the Letter People® is an early education curriculum that uses thematic units to develop children’s language and literacy skills. A major focus is phonological awareness, including rhyming, word play, alliteration, and segmentation. Children are encouraged to learn in individual, small group, and whole-class settings. Both cognitive and socio-emotional development are presented as keys to learning.

Findings

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

Last Updated: June 2013

Race

Asian
4%
Black
27%
White
21%
Not specified
9%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
42%
Not Hispanic
58%

Gender

Male: 55%
Female: 45%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Locations

NY, TX
Northeast, South
Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.


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

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