ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Core Knowledge in Preschool Project (CKP) addressed the efficacy of the Core Knowledge Preschool Program in promoting math and science skills of 3- to 5-year-old children at risk for academic difficulties due to socioeconomic disadvantage. Specifically, this research:
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Determined the impact of the Core Knowledge Preschool program on the types and amounts of math and science instruction offered in preschool classrooms;
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Determined the impact of the Core Knowledge Preschool program on preschool children’s math and science learning, engagement, and interest; and
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Investigated for whom and under what conditions the Core Knowledge Preschool program may yield positive results.
CKP was funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
The CKP project began in 2009 and was completed in 2011.
Mathematics and Science Learning Opportunities in Preschool Classrooms, published in Early Education and Development
Exploring Preschool Children’s Science Content Knowledge, published in Early Education and Development
Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators: Efforts to Improve Math and Science Learning Opportunities in Early Childhood Classrooms, published in Journal of Education Psychology