Providence Journal: PEEP and the Big Wide World Launches New Bilingual Website and Curriculum
The Providence Journal featured an article on the launch of an all-new bilingual website and curriculum created for PBS’s Emmy Award-winning preschool science and math series Peep and the Big Wide World. The new website includes PEEP animated episodes, live-action videos, new games, and family activities, as well as extensive supplemental resources.
The article mentioned the research done by the UMass Donahue Institute's Applied Research and Program Evaluation (ARPE) group, who evaluated the accompanying educational materials and professional development tools developed for center-based and family-based preschool educators.
To assess the effectiveness of PEEP's resources for family child care educators, researchers conducted a formative study that piloted three 3-week curriculum modules in English and Spanish. Results showed that family childcare providers were very positive about their experiences using the Peep and the Big Wide World professional development materials and curriculum. They enjoyed the teaching strategies, the activities, the videos, and reported that the activities were structured to be consistent with best practices in the early education field.
December 03, 2014