All West Virginia Even Start programs use Creative Curriculum. See the following web sites for information about the curriculum and assessment:
Research Demonstrating The Creative Curriculum's Positive Effects on Classroom Quality and Children
Four rigorous independent studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, two of which were part of the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Each found positive impacts ranging from improved classroom quality to stronger cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills.
In addition to measuring the impact of The Creative Curriculum® on child outcomes, they have evaluated the reliability and validity of the assessment tools: The Creative Curriculum® Developmental Continuum for Ages 3-5 and The Creative Curriculum® Developmental Continuum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos. Teachers use these assessment tools to effectively assess child progress and inform program planning.
In addition to this curriculum, WV Even Start programs use literacy based PACT activities that incorporate parents writing with children.