Evidence Base for Child Outcomes
Evidence from research demonstrates the curriculum has been associated with children's positive learning outcomes. The curriculum has been implemented and directly studied in early childhood programs. The research showed significant, positive effects on children's developmental outcomes. Evidence of effectiveness has been obtained in rigorous research studies, such as randomized controlled trials or regression discontinuity designs. Research studies on the curriculum have optimally included multiple, diverse groups of children and providers and educators.
The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care, 3rd EditionFull Review & Ratings
At the time of this review, there are no available published research studies on The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care, 3rd Edition. Learning Games®, a set of 200 activities offered as a part of the curriculum, has been validated by research to show that children who participate in these games in child care and at home have better measured development than those who do not play them or who play only a few (Sparling et al., 1991). However, more rigorous research published in peer-reviewed journals is needed in order to establish evidence for positive effects of The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care, 3rd Edition on children's learning outcomes.
Sparling, J., Lewis, I., Ramey, C. T., Wasic, B.H., Bryant, D. M., & LaVange, L.M. (1991). Partners: A curriculum to help premature, low-birth-weight infants get off to a good start. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 11(1), 36-55.
The Gee Whiz Curriculum for Family Child CareFull Review & Ratings
At the time of this review, there are no available published research studies on The Gee Whiz Curriculum for Family Child Care. The publisher highlights anecdotal evidence for child outcomes. There is no evidence that there have been studies conducted regarding its implementation. While training is not required by the publisher to use the curriculum, online training is available for providers. More rigorous research is needed in order to establish evidence for positive effects of The Gee Whiz Curriculum for Family Child Care on children's learning outcomes.