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Bright Beginnings
Early Childhood Education

Bright Beginnings was found to have no discernible effects on oral language, print knowledge, phonological processing, or math for preschool children.

Bright Beginnings is an early childhood curriculum, based in part on High/Scope and Creative Curriculum, with an additional emphasis on literacy skills. The curriculum consists of nine thematic units designed to enhance children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Each unit includes concept maps, literacy lessons, early childhood center activities, and home activities. Special emphasis is placed on the development of early language and literacy skills. Parent involvement is a key component of the program.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
2
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 Potentially positive effects PK
 
 
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Last Updated: March 2013

Race

Black
7%
White
80%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
11%
Not Hispanic
89%

Gender

Male: 52%
Female: 48%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Locations

TN
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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