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Sound Foundations

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Children Ready for School

Children ages 0 to 5 exhibiting age-appropriate mental and physical development

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
     Type of Setting
       Child Care / Preschool
     Type of Service
       Instructional Support
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Cognitive Development / School Performance

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Sound Foundations is a literacy curriculum that can be used by teachers, parents or teaching assistants to teach phonological awareness to preliterate children. The program focuses exclusively on phoneme identity (i.e., different words can start and end with the same sound).

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Program Reviews

The Sound Foundations program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

USDOE What Works Clearinghouse

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