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.


We appreciate the emphasis being given to data and measurement at #ADEA2022Triennale! Happy to be representing Together for Early Childhood Evidence at this important event!

We are so excited to finally be together with teams from #Rwanda, #Liberia, #Southafrica, #Mauritius, and #Malawi for the Together for Early Childhood Evidence workshop to learn and collaborate with each other on establishing #data-informed ECCE systems.


🆕Our September newsletter is out!

📃Hear and learn from our teams in #Ethiopia, #Liberia, #Rwanda & #SouthAfrica as they wrapped up their ECE research activities:

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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...

A Spotlight on Ethiopia’s Knowledge Hub

Authors: Dr. Menelik Desta, Executive Director, Ethiopian School Readiness Initiative Professor Belay Kibret, Addis Ababa University The Ethiopian Together for Early Childhood Evidence (T4ECE) country task force team, under the leadership of the Ethiopian School...

Generating and using local data for improved early childhood education systems in Africa

As part of the 2022 Comparative International Education Society (CIES) conference, Together for Early Childhood Evidence, a USAID-supported consortium convened by ECD Measure, led a panel focused on four country-led research activities (in Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda...

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