For this project, we will use a wait-list control design to document the potential direct and moderated impact of a preschool theatre arts program on the school readiness of ethnically diverse, low-income preschoolers, including English language learners (ELL).
The program, called Early Bridges, aims to build the storytelling and theatre arts skills of preschoolers in underserved communities.
For the project, we’ll examine the Early Bridges’ impact on oral language (storytelling), play, and theatre arts and learning-related social skills. We’ll also examine whether different groups of pre-K students benefit from Early Bridges differently than other groups of pre-K students (e.g., ELL vs. non-ELL).
Tags: literacy, preschoolers, school readiness