Document Number: 9828Preschool Program Improves Cognitive Control - This study found that the experimental “Tools of the Mind” pre-k curriculum helped children develop more cognitive control than students in the control group. Using random assignment for the children and the teachers, researchers found that at the end of the second year of pre-k, children who experienced the experimental Tools of the Mind curriculum did better on tasks that demand the use of executive function (EF) skills than the control group did. Further analysis also showed that children's performance on EF-related tasks was correlated with early reading and math measures, suggesting that these skills help children academically. (Science Magazine, November 2007)...
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