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  • and Evidence of Effectiveness Research is the foundation of all of our training and assessment services The following describe the HighScope approach to youth development Significant Benefits The High Scope

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  • Early Elementary HighScope s Early Elementary Model See the following links for additional information about HighScope s Early Elementary Model HighScope elementary research fact sheet HighScope early elementary curriculum research

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  • analyses about the use of curricula including HighScope and program quality as it relates to child outcomes This work demonstrates higher quality in Head Start programs using the HighScope Curriculum and a connection between quality HighScope and child outcomes as specifically noted in the report Children in Head Start programs using HighScope showed larger fall spring gains in letter identification and cooperative classroom behaviors than children in programs using other

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  • continuous improvement of Head Start by developing testing refining and disseminating interventions to enhance the school readiness of Head Start children To achieve the consortium s goal each of these institutions has been awarded a five year grant to work in partnership with local Head Start agencies Research teams will implement and evaluate their interventions with Head Start program partners in an initial site then replicate the successful interventions in additional sites Achieving Head Start effectiveness through intensive curriculum training HighScope s project focuses on Head Start teachers professional development It asks the question Does intensive training in and confirmed practice of a proven curriculum model enable Head Start teachers to contribute significantly to children s development Of particular interest in this project is children s development in the areas of literacy and conflict resolution To answer this question the project provides intensive curriculum training for teachers 20 days of training plus up to an additional 10 feedback discussion sessions in the HighScope curriculum framework The extent to which teachers implement the curriculum after training is measured through systematic observations of classrooms over time Data collection for this project also involves interviews with teachers and ongoing assessment of children s

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  • and did or did not attend Head Start as young children The researchers located and interviewed 77 percent of the original sample of children The study found evidence of important effects on school success and crime For females but not males at one study site after adjusting for background differences only about one fourth as many Head Start participants as nonparticipants 5 versus 19 failed to obtain a high school or GED diploma and only one third as many 5 versus 15 were arrested for crimes HighScope s approach has a positive effect in Head Start programs The study also examined the effects of a Head Start program that used a proven curriculum the HighScope educational approach Using this approach teachers set up the classroom and the daily routine to encourage children to initiate their own learning activities Children who attended Head Start classes that used this approach rather than the standard Head Start Curriculum of the time had a significantly higher grade point average throughout their schooling and experienced fewer than half as many criminal convictions by age 22 A recent national survey found that 37 percent of today s Head Start programs use the HighScope approach Principal investigator Sherri Oden said These findings confirm that Head Start programs can have important long term effects on the lives of the children they serve Said study coauthor Lawrence Schweinhart The findings of this large scale Head Start study point to effects on school success and crime similar to those found in the more intensive HighScope Perry Preschool Study Study coauthor and HighScope president David Weikart added This study strengthens the evidence that early childhood programs need a high quality educational approach to have positive effects on children s lives Selected outside experts contributed to the study s analysis and interpretation

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  • those services on the lives of children and families It is a benchmark for future studies and carries implications for early childhood program development The final phase of IEA Preprimary Project is complete The project was conducted in three phases Phase 3 1993 2006 is complete and finalizes the project by documenting how in 10 countries experiences in preprimary settings at age 4 are related to children s language and cognitive performance at age 7 The findings have been published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly Available here are a preprint version of the full paper and a brief summary Phase 2 1989 2001 used extensive observational and interview data to examine the time use interactive and structural characteristics of each of the 15 participating countries major types of early childhood settings and to explore the effects of program and family factors on children s developmental status at age 4 Findings are featured in three of the monographs listed below Phase 1 1986 1989 produced profiles of national policies regarding early childhood services and used a household survey to identify and characterize the major early childhood care and education settings used by families with preschool aged children in each nation Findings are published in two books presented below The 15 participating nations in Phase 2 of the IEA Preprimary Project were Belgium Finland Greece Ireland Italy and Spain in western Europe Poland Romania and Slovenia in eastern Europe China People s Republic Hong Kong Indonesia and Thailand in Asia Nigeria in Africa and the United States in North America Data from 10 of these countries Finland Greece Hong Kong Indonesia Ireland Italy Poland Spain Thailand and the United States were included in the Phase 3 study For more information on the IEA Preprimary Project see Montie J E Xiang Z Schweinhart

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  • HighScope Curriculum or just want to improve your skills and understanding of early childhood these workshops are a great place to begin Week long courses Similar to workshops in that discussion focuses on a specific component of the HighScope Curriculum but with more in depth discussion and analysis Again if you want to learn about various aspects of early childhood by attending these courses you will learn best practice no

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  • share insights into HighScope s curriculum and teaching methods in actual dialogue with fellow educators from around the world And they receive access to individualized attention from our expert instructors Modeled on the trainings and workshops that HighScope has facilitated for more than 40 years these aren t your typical e courses Participants are invited to be part of an online community where fascinating group discussions take place and learners

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