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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
study that met standards out of
2
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 Potentially positive effects PK

Last Updated: March 2013

Race

Black
7%
White
80%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
11%
Not Hispanic or Latino
89%

Gender

Male: 52%
Female: 48%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Locations

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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