The Children's School Success Plus (+) project (Horn, Palmer, Lieber, & Butera, 2010) consists of three phases:
- Refining an integrated preschool curriculum (CSS).
- Teachers from 12 classrooms across 3 states (Kansas, Indiana and Maryland) are implementing CSS+ for one year and providing feedback about its feasibility as a curriculum.
- In the last year, the teachers will implement the refined curriculum and we will assess a sample of preschoolers with disabilities to see whether implementation fidelity is positively related to their learning outcomes. This project will establish a model of how an integrated, comprehensive curriculum can enhance the inclusion of young children with disabilities in a variety of preschool classrooms.
The project is a Goal 2 IES Development grant
The Children's School Success research grant, supported by funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R324A100239 to the University of Kansas has subcontracts to the University of Maryland and Indiana University (2010-2013).
The opinions expressed are those of the investigators and do not represent views of the Institute of Education Sciences or the U.S. Department of Education.