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ERIC Number: ED562673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug-15
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Benefits of Preschool: Do Children Who Attend Preschool Prior to Kindergarten Achieve Higher Test Scores
Harrington, Julie
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The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine what, if any, impact that attending a four year old kindergarten program had on five year old kindergarteners reading ability as measured by Dominie testing, compared to those five year olds who did not attend a four year old program at Inman Elementary School. The significance of this study was to not only determine if there is a difference in aptitude and ability in the area of basic reading skills, concepts about print, but to find the strengths in the curriculum content taught in our preschool program at Inman Elementary School. The researcher strived to use the information gained through this study to build a more comprehensive curriculum for the four year old program and promote progress in school readiness. There is a great deal of money, time, and effort put into these preschool programs nation-wide. Is it worth it? Are the results truly showing a benefit or is just an academic daycare at its best? A copy of the research proposal is appended.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001