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A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum (2024)

Chapter: Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Existing Curricula Identified By the Committee's Commissioned Literature Review." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27429.
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APPENDIX A A-1 APPENDIX A EXISTING CURRICULA IDENTIFIED BY THE COMMITTEE’S COMMISSIONED LITERTURE REVIEW The committee’s commissioned systematic search of the curricula identified 172 preschool curricula. 34 This search identified only those curricula that are included or referenced in publications or other publicly available resources. Preschool curricula that are proprietary, locally developed, or not included in published sources may not be represented in this count. It is important to recognize that curricula that have been excluded from the literature or are locally developed by educators may include curricula that are designed to be responsive to family and community needs and values, and that this represents a potential gap in the knowledge base about curricula. The committee did not review or evaluate these curricula as part of this study. Curriculum Name Availability Multi- Domain- domain (n = Specific (n = 84) 88) ABC Jesus Loves Me! Commercially available Y Abeka Chris�an Preschool Curriculum Commercially available Y (similar to Abeka Homeschool Curriculum) Adventures in Learning Commercially available Y Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices Commercially available Y All About Preschoolers Curriculum Commercially available Y AlphaSkills Pre-K Curriculum Commercially available Y AMAZEworks Early Childhood Curriculum Commercially available Y 34 The count of the existing curricula includes different versions of the same curricula (e.g., we count The Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care and The Creative Curriculum® System as two curricula), but we did not count editions as separate curricula. Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

APPENDIX A A-2 Amplify CKLA PreK Commercially available Y Ascend Curriculum Commercially available Y Benchmark Ready to Advance Commercially available Y Beyond Centers and Circle Time Commercially available Y Curriculum Pre-K Theme Series Discontinued Y Big Day for Pre-K Big Math for Litle Kids Discontinued? Y Blueprint for Early Learning Commercially available Y Booked on Math Curriculum Commercially available Y Bright Beginnings Commercially available Y Building Blocks Pre-K Math Commercially available Y Carol’s Affordable Curriculum! —Jumping Commercially available Y Kangaroo Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Commercially available Y Special Needs Carrie Flower Emo�onal Kit Commercially available Y Children’s School Success curriculum Commercially available Y Children’s School Success Curriculum— Commercially available Y Plus (CSS+) Circle of Educa�on EduPod Pre- Commercially available Y Kindergarten CIRCLE Pre-K Curriculum Public, freely available Y for Texas public teachers Connect4Learning Preschool Commercially available Y Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

APPENDIX A A-3 Conscious Discipline Commercially available Y Core Knowledge Preschool Curriculum Commercially available Y Cozy Corner Commercially available Y Cul�va�ng Oral Language and Literacy Commercially available Y Talent in Students (COLLTS) Curiosity Corner Commercially available Y Curriculum on the Management and Commercially available Y Promo�on of Appropriate Social Skills (COMPASS) Developing Talkers: Supplemental Commercially available Y Academic Language Curriculum DIG: Develop. Inspire. Grow. Commercially available Y DLM Early Childhood Express Commercially available Y DLM Early Childhood Express Math Commercially available Y Doors to Discovery Commercially available Y Drawing Children Into Reading Commercially available Y Drawn2Learn Educational Series Commercially available Y Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) Commercially available Y curriculum Early Engineering curriculum Commercially available Y Early Innovators Curriculum Proprietary Y Early Learning Success Commercially available Y Early Literacy and Learning Model Commercially available Y Early Math with Gracie and Friends Commercially available Y Earobics Founda�ons (online) Commercially available Y Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

APPENDIX A A-4 Emerging Language and Literacy Commercially available Y Curriculum (ELLC) Estrellita PreK Commercially available Y Eureka Math Commercially available Y Every Child Ready Commercially available Y Everyday Mathematics Commercially available Y Excel Pre-K Commercially available Y FLEX Learning Program Proprietary Y Fireflies Commercially available Y Focus on PreK Public, freely available Y for Boston Public Schools FRESH (Food Resource Equity Commercially available Y and Sustainability for Health) Preschool Curriculum Frog Street PreK–Threes Commercially available Y Fun Friends Commercially available Y Fundations Pre-K Commercially available Y Funnydaffer—early childhood curriculum Commercially available Y (online) Funshine Digital (online only) Commercially available Y Galileo Pre-K Curriculum (online) Commercially available Y Gee Whiz Educa�on (online) Commercially available Y Get Set for School (aka Wri�ng Without Commercially available Y Tears or Learning Without Tears) GrapeSEED Commercially available Y Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

APPENDIX A A-5 Growing and Learning with Young Na�ve Commercially available Y Children Hands on Science Outreach Curriculum Commercially available Y Head Start REDI Commercially available Y Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Commercially available Y Pre- Kindergarten l High Reach Learning Curriculum Commercially available Y High/Scope Preschool Curriculum Commercially available Y I Can Problem Solve— formerly called Commercially available Y Interpersonal Cogni�ve Problem Solving (ICPS) IMPACT Social Studies Commercially available Y Innova�on by Design Curriculum for Commercially available Y Preschool (online curriculum) Inspire Science Commercially available Y Journey on the Learning Care System Proprietary Y (proprietary curriculum) Kids R Kids Proprietary Y Kindness Curriculum (adapted) Commercially available Y Knowledge Universe Early Founda�ons Proprietary Y Prekindergarten Knowledge Universe Early Founda�ons Proprietary Y Preschool L.E.A.P. (Learning Experience Academic Proprietary Y Program) Curriculum Language for Learning Commercially available Y Language-Focused Curriculum Commercially available Y Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

APPENDIX A A-6 LEAP Into School! Language Enrichment Commercially available Y Ac�vi�es for Preschool Learn Every Day: The Preschool Curriculum Commercially available Y Learning A–Z Commercially available Y Learning Connections Commercially available Y Let’s Know! Commercially available Y Let’s Begin with the Leter People Rebranded as Y Frog Street curricula. Lexia Reading Commercially available Y Life Essentials: Ready, Set, Go Proprietary Y Life Smart Proprietary Y Links to Early Learning Proprietary Y Links to Learning Proprietary Y Links to Literacy Commercially available Y Literacy by Design Commercially available Y Literacy Express Preschool Curriculum Commercially available Y (LEPC) Litle Treasures Discontinued Y Math Expressions—Pre-K–6 Common Core Commercially available Y Math Curriculum Math Shelf Commercially available Y McGraw-Hill My Math Commercially available Y Merrel’s Strong Start Pre-K Curriculum Commercially available Y Mother Goose Time Preschool Curriculum Commercially available Y Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

APPENDIX A A-7 MTT Science Commercially available Y Mul�sensory center-based (MSCB) Commercially available Y curriculum Music Studio Marketplace: Music Commercially available Y Reading/Literacy MyTeachingPartner Commercially available Y Nemours Reading BrightStart! Commercially available Y Number Worlds Commercially available Y Numbers Plus Preschool Mathema�cs Commercially available Y Opening the World of Learning (OWL) Commercially available Y Passports: Experiences for Pre-K Commercially available Y PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Curriculum Commercially available Y Supplement Peaceful Kids Conflict Resolu�on Program Commercially available Y Peacemakers Commercially available Y Phonemic Awareness Commercially available Y Phonological Curriculum Commercially available Y Pinnacle Curriculum (faith-based and Commercially available Y secular) Posi�ve Ac�on Curriculum and Program Commercially available Y Pre-K Mathema�cs Commercially available Y PreK For ME Commercially available Y PreK On My Way Commercially available Y Preschool Promo�ng Alterna�ve Thinking Commercially available Y Strategies (PATHS) curriculum Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

APPENDIX A A-8 PreschoolPalace.org Proprietary Y Primrose Schools Balanced Learning Proprietary Y Approach – Pre-kindergarten Primrose Schools Balanced Learning Proprietary Y Approach - Preschool Problem Solvers Public, freely available Y Quaver Pre-K 1st Edi�on, (Online) Commercially available Y Read It Again–PreK!) Public, freely available Y Read It Once Again Commercially available Y Read Naturally Commercially available Y Read, Play and Learn! Commercially available Y Readiness Through Integra�ve Science Commercially available Y and Engineering (RISE) curriculum Reading Recovery Commercially available Y Ready to Advance (Listos y Adelante) Commercially available Y Ready, Set, Leap! Commercially available Y Red Light Purple Light Commercially available Y Redleaf Family Child Care Curriculum Commercially available Y Complete Set Responsive Early Childhood Curriculum Commercially available Y plus explicitly social-emo�onal classroom activities ScienceStart! Commercially available Y Second Step Early Learning Program Commercially available Y or Second Step Social-Emo�onal Learning (SSEL) Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

APPENDIX A A-9 Self-Determina�on Program Commercially available Y Starfall Pre-K Curriculum Commercially available Y Stepping Stones Pre-K Commercially available Y STREAMin3 Commercially available Y Structured Outdoor Play Curriculum: The Commercially available Y Buddy Game TELL language and literacy curriculum Commercially Y available? The Child Unique Montessori School Proprietary Y The Crea�ve Curriculum for Family Child Commercially available Y Care The Crea�ve Curriculum System for Commercially available Y Preschool The Empowered Child Proprietary Y The Incredible Years Commercially available Y The Inves�Gator Club Prekindergarten Commercially available Y Learning System The Inves�Gator Club Just for Threes Commercially available Y Learning System The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Commercially Y (LiPS) Program available? The Peace Educa�on Founda�on Socio- Commercially available Y emo�onal Development Program The Story Friends Curriculum Commercially available Y Three Cheers for Pre-K Commercially available Y Together, We Inspire Smart Ea�ng (WISE) Commercially available Y Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

APPENDIX A A-10 Tools of the Mind Commercially available Y TPS STEAM Early Years Foundation Program Commercially available Y Tutor Time LifeSmart Commercially available Y Vocabulary, Oral Language and Academic Commercially available Y Readiness (VOLAR) Waterford Early Reading Program (now Commercially available Y known as Waterford Upstart) We Can Early Learning Curriculum Commercially available Y Wee Engineering Commercially available Y Weekday Early Education (WEE) Commercially available Y Learn Curriculum (faith-based) Where Bright Futures Begin Discon�nued Y WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children Commercially available Y in Preschool World at their Fingertips Proprietary Y World of Wonders Commercially available Y World of Words Commercially available Y Zoo-phonics Commercially available Y Prepublication Copy, Uncorrected Proofs

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A high-quality preschool education can foster critical development and learning that promotes joyful, affirming, and enriching learning opportunities that prepare children for success in school and life. While preschool programs generally provide emotionally supportive environments, their curricula often fall short in advancing learning in math, early literacy, and science, and lack the necessary support for multilingual learners emerging bilingualism. Additionally, access to high-quality, effective early learning experiences may be limited and inadequate based on factors such as a childs race, location, gender, language, identified disability, and socioeconomic status.

A New Vision for High-Quality Preschool Curriculum examines preschool curriculum quality for children from ages three to five, with special attention to the needs of Black and Latine children, multilingual learners, children with disabilities and children experiencing poverty in the United States. The report articulates a vision for high-quality preschool curricula for all children, grounded in an equity and justice-oriented principles from inception to implementation and evaluation.

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