The Babble Tree English Language Learning Tool-Kit: Early Vocabulary Intervention For Latino Non-English Speaking Students

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2010-00405
Amount: $85,760.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.6
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
716 E SIMPSON AVE, Jackson, WY, 83001
DUNS: 831290320
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Margaret Japel
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 (307) 413-5473
 mac@babbletree.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Japel
Title: CEO/Founder
Phone: (307) 413-5473
Email: mac@babbletree.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Rural community schools are faced with a growing number of Latino English language learners who have lagged behind in terms of academic achievement, and have school dropout rates near twice those of native English speakers. These Latino ELLs need interventions that teach target vocabulary in an efficient, timely manner, so they can integrate and participate in the economies of rural communities. The purpose of this project is to develop Unit 1 of the Babble Tree English Vocabulary learning Tool-kit and evaluate its potential efficacy to improve literacy among preschool Spanish speaking children in Head Start and in rural communities.

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