Supporting Data-Driven Systems for Early Childhood Development



ECD Measure supports governments, non-profit organizations and researchers with tools, resources and connections to improve the use of data in early childhood development systems.


We are researchers and policy experts who strive to improve early learning experiences for young children worldwide by supporting data-driven decision-making in early childhood systems.

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ECD Measure is hosted by University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health and Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative. We partner with a variety of research, communications, implementing, and funding partners including USAID, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, WHO, World Bank, Unbounded Associates, University of Liberia, Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia), University College London, and others.


Next week @GPforEducation will set its priorities for the next 5 years of global education funding.

#EarlyYearsEducation is vital to a child's development, and we urge GPE not to leave young children behind: via @NurseryWorld

Save the date! Join us for our 1st public webinar exploring early childhood development in LMICs from economic, policy and legal perspectives - 10 Dec 8:30-10:00 EST.

Registration links to follow soon.

@af_ecn @ECDAction @ISSA_ECD

"It is not too late for us yet, but we should not wait any longer."

The author of a recent @jakpost op-ed reflects on COVID's impact on both students & teachers in the #ECE sector in Indonesia and the need for government and stakeholder support.

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Exploring Scales of Quality in Early Childhood Environments

In recent years, more and more children worldwide have access to pre-primary education.  As access expands, it’s important to keep our attention focused on quality – the elements of the learning environment that determine children’s experiences in early childhood...

Measuring Early Learning Quality Through an Easy-to-use Checklist in Colombia and Liberia

The ECD Measure team is pleased to be partnering with colleagues from Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia) and University of Liberia (Monrovia, Liberia) to test new ways to measure the quality of early childhood education (ECE). ECD Measure has recently...

Teachers, Partnership, and Data: How Do Early Childhood Stakeholders in Lesotho and Tanzania Define “Quality” in Pre-primary Programs?

The ECD Measure team, in partnership with in-country consultants, recently completed a project to explore how early childhood stakeholders in Lesotho and Tanzania define quality pre-primary programs. Interviews were completed with pre-primary teachers, school...

Reflecting on progress from the CPDMA taskforce

Four CPDMA taskforce countries (Liberia, Rwanda, South Africa and Ethiopia) have been working together since early 2019 to map out their ECE data systems and develop plans to use data to improve outcomes for children. Liberia  We learned that delivering evidence-based...

CPDMA Convenes Consortium-wide Conference in Kigali, Rwanda

Earlier this month, the Consortium on Pre-Primary Data and Measurement in Africa (CPDMA) convened the CPDMA Taskforce Conference: ECE Data Utilization to Impact Change in Kigali, Rwanda, co-hosted by the Rwanda Ministry of Education, National Early Childhood...

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