The Effects of Promoting Engaging Early Literacy Interactions in Preschool Environments: Literacy 3D
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the fully developed Literacy 3D (Data-Driven Decision Making) intervention which was developed to increase and sustain prekindergarten teacher's literacy focus by enhancing instruction through professional development combined with ongoing practice-based coaching, data-based feedback, and 10 evidence-based teaching strategies. Preliminary findings from a development project funded by the Office of Special Education Programs showed that teachers' increased use of early literacy practices was associated with positive changes in children's literacy engagement, early literacy skills, and expressive language. In this project, the researchers will test the efficacy of literacy 3D to improve children's language and literacy skills by increasing teachers' literacy focus.
Project Website: earlyliteracy.ku.edu/lit-3d
913 321-3143, ext. 2601
Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914