Language and Literacy Development in Nature Preschools
Robins, Lilia K.
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There were 140 participants, and two school types (Nature, Traditional). Assessments were done at two time points (Fall, Spring). Tests were done on language and literacy: Letter Name Knowledge (LNK), Letter Sound Knowledge (LSK), and the Test of Preschool Early Literacy (TOPEL). There was a significant difference between Fall and spring for both LNK and LSK (p < .0005 for both) but no significant difference between school type (p = .418, p = .645). TOPEL found no significant differences between time (Fall, Spring) or school (p = .511, p = .937).