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.


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Ethiopia Builds its First National Assessment of Pre-primary Education

Cross-posted on Authors:    Dr. Belay Hagos, Associate Professor of Education, Director, Institute of Educational Research, Addis Ababa University   Fitsum Mulugeta, Education Economist, The World Bank   Enrollment in Early Childhood...

Ten Countries Take a School-driven Approach to Measuring and Improving Preschool Quality

Rebecca Sayre & Abbie Raikes, ECD Measure We now know that quality early childhood programs can have a lasting positive impact.  But we know less about how to translate that science into workable solutions for programs around the world. While there is increasing...

Learning Through Play: Insights from Measuring Early Learning Quality & Outcomes (MELQO) Analyses

Learning through play:  Insights from Measuring Early Learning Quality & Outcomes (MELQO) analyses Abbie Raikes & Dawn Davis, ECD Measure We’re increasingly recognizing the power of play for children.  Children learn best when they are supported to deeply...

Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative Partnership to Support Family Child Care Providers

Family child care is extremely important to many families with young children.  Often run by independent small business owners, family child care providers balance caring for children with all of the functions of running a small business.  To help support these...

South Africa works toward a national ECE data system while adapting to COVID-19

By: Janeli Kotze, Deputy Director of Research Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, Department of Basic Education & Vuyelwa Ntuli, Chief Education Specialist, Early Childhood Development, Department of Basic Education. Cross-posted on   ...

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