Supporting Data-Driven Systems for Early Childhood Development



ECD Measure helps build better lives for young children around the world through data.

We support professionals, governments, non-profit organizations and researchers with tools, resources and connections to use data towards quality early childhood care and education for all children.

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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.


ECD Measure is an independent entity based in the US. We work closely with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health and partner with a variety of research, communications, implementing, and funding partners including USAID, ADEA, Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative, WHO, World Bank, Aga Khan Foundation, Unbounded Associates, University of Liberia, Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia), University College London, and others.


So happy to share our new publication on the Brief Early Childhood Quality Inventory (BEQI) in three countries! At ECD Measure, we want to make quality measurement easier, faster and more relevant.
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I really learned from @AbbieRaikes and others' discussion of the challenges of adapting instruments to measure the quality of early childhood education across cultures in their 2020 article.

We have learned so much from our colleagues in #SouthAfrica through their development of localized tools to measure early learning. Read about their journey in developing the Early Learning Measure (ELOM) and its impact on the ECD evidence landscape.

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ECD Measure looks back at 2022

2022 was an exciting year for the ECD Measure team as we partnered with early childhood practitioners and researchers in the US, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia to work towards data-driven early childhood systems. In the...

Together for Early Childhood Evidence Teams convene in Mauritius

ECD Measure was pleased to partner with USAID and the Association for Development of Education in Africa Inter-Country Quality Node-Early Child Development (ADEA ICQN) to convene Together for Early Childhood Evidence (T4ECE) task force teams in October 2022 as a side...

A Spotlight on Developing Liberia’s First ECE Program Catalogue

By: Dr. Cecelia Cassell- Dean of Teachers College at the University of Liberia and Gabriel L. Nelson, MPH, CDPM- Director of Early Childhood Education at the Ministry of Education, Liberia   The Liberian Together for Early Childhood Evidence (T4ECE) country task...

A Spotlight on Rwanda’s Measuring Classroom Quality Study

The Rwanda Together for Early Childhood Evidence (T4ECE) country task force team, under the leadership of Save the Children Rwanda recently collected data on the quality of pre-primary classrooms. An important part of the project was the capacity building and training...

A Spotlight on South Africa’s Thrive by Five Index

Author: Sonja Giese, Former Founding Executive Director of Innovation Edge Experiences and relationships boost children's growth in the first five years of growth, generating millions of connections in their brains. In fact, children's brains form connections faster...

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