Each year, our research has shown that the Nemours BrightStart! curriculum significantly improves the early literacy skills of pre-kindergarteners at risk for reading failure.
Based on our long-term follow-up (nearly 6,000 children!), we also have evidence that most of those at-risk children are making good progress with reading from kindergarten through third grade.
Since the beginning of Nemours BrightStart! in 2005:
- Tens of thousands of pre-kindergarteners have been screened on early literacy skills, with thousands of at-risk children receiving Nemours BrightStart! intensive educational instruction
- Two-thirds of participating at-risk children who have received the Nemours BrightStart! educational instruction have moved to the typical range in their reading readiness skills
- At-risk pre-kindergarteners completing the Nemours BrightStart! intensive educational instruction gain an average of 114% on their reading readiness scores