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The Creative CurriculumĀ® for Preschool, Fourth Edition
Early Childhood Education

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fourth Edition, was found to have no discernible effects on oral language, print knowledge, phonological processing, or math for preschool children.

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fourth Edition, is an early childhood curriculum that focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills. It addresses four areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. The curriculum is designed to foster development of the whole child through teacher-led small and large group activities centered around 11 interest areas (blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, sand and water, music and movement, cooking, computers, and outdoors).

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
5
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Mathematics achievement No discernible effects PK --
Oral language No discernible effects PK --
Phonological processing No discernible effects PK --
Print knowledge No discernible effects PK --

Last Updated: March 2013

Race

Black
43%
White
43%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
9%
Not Hispanic
90%

Gender

Male: 49%
Female: 50%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Locations

GA, NC, TN
South


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

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