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Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness: Report from the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research Initiative

NCER 2008-2009
July 2008

Table I.  Findings by student-level outcomes
Curricula Classroom quality Teacher-child interaction Early literacy instruction Phonological awareness instruction Early language instruction Math concepts instruction
Bright Beginnings      + +    
Creative Curriculum (Vanderbilt)             
Creative Curriculum (UNC-Charlotte)  + + +   +  
Creative Curriculum with Ladders to Literacy      +      
Curiosity Corner          +  
DLM Early Childhood Express with Open Court
  Reading Pre-K 
Doors to Discovery      +   +  
Early Literacy and Learning Model             
Language-Focused Curriculum             
Letís Begin with the Letter People  +   +      
Literacy Express  +     +    
Pre-K Mathematics with DLM Early Childhood
  Express Math software 
Project Approach             
Project Construct             
Ready, Set, Leap!             

NOTE: Abbreviations of the findings are:

+: Finding of a positive impact
Blank Cell: Finding of no impact

SOURCE: The Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) Study.