Our model is an evidence-based Multiple Tiers of Support (MTSS) professional development program that prepares early childhood educators to promote kindergarten readiness through development of children’s oral language, emergent-literacy and social-emotional skills.
SEEDS has been proven, time and again, to help develop literacy in all children, but specifically closes the opportunity gap for children from disadvantaged communities. The results are phenomenal.
Baselines were set for a randomized controlled trial (RCT), the gold standard in social science
Outcomes were compared to baselines from year 1
Was postponed due to COVID
CARES model, SEEDS, had statistically significant effects in 4 out of 5 areas assessed with p-values at less than 5%. The cumulative benefit (weighted by margin of error) vs. the control group is equivalent to almost six months of learning, and it is important to highlight that this result was accomplished in just nine months (the period between fall and spring assessment).
Bigger effects in year 2 due to organizational learning and continued investment.
SEEDS group had significantly higher outcomes.
Compared to a range of well-known national studies we rank among the most impactful programs in the country.