The newly developed PreK content increases students’ opportunity to learn and practice fundamental math skills. After development and evaluation, the content was merged with the existing literacy program to create Early Learning Corps.
Early Leaning Corps is now implemented at scale in over 12 states. The content, delivery, and metrics used within the program were informed by researchers, teachers, families, and AmeriCorps tutors.
In just its first year of implementation, the early math pilot saw remarkable growth among participating students, who despite starting below their peers, went on to surpass them in early math skills by the end of year. In addition, when compared to students receiving only literacy support, students who received support in both math and literacy demonstrated higher literacy performance.