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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 Evidence Tier
General 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
44%
White
44%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
10%
Not Hispanic or Latino
90%

Gender

Male: 49%
Female: 51%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Locations

GA, NC, TN
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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