Sorting through the Measurement Issues in Early Childhood: Opportunities, Cautions and New Directions
Dr. Joan Lombardi, a guest author for ECD Measure, reflects on issues in the early childhood measurement and evidence field.
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. Read some of our highlights here!
Together for Early Childhood Evidence Teams convene in Mauritius
This blog provides an overall summary to the Together for Early Childhood Evidence 2-day workshop in Mauritius in October 2022.
A Spotlight on Developing Liberia’s First ECE Program Catalogue
In this blog, we hear from the Liberia T4ECE country task force team about their experience in developing a catalogue of ECE programs and quality indicators and how the data collected will be used to help focus and manage resources to improve the quality of ECE in Liberia.
A Spotlight on Rwanda’s Measuring Classroom Quality Study
This blog explores how nationally representative classroom observational data collected in Rwanda by government officials will be used to make positive impacts on the quality of early learning and how the T4ECE team hopes this will create a shift in the culture of data communication and data use.
A Spotlight on South Africa’s Thrive by Five Index
In this blog, we feature the Thrive by Five Index, South Africa’s first nationally representative survey of preschool children. It provides data on 4-5-year-old children’s developmental outcomes that will inspire action and change so that all children have the chance to flourish by the age of five.
A Spotlight on Ethiopia’s Knowledge Hub
In this blog, we hear from Dr. Menelik Desta, Executive Director of ESRI, and Professor Belay Kibret of Addis Ababa University as they discuss the T4ECE task force team’s experience in synthesizing and compiling ECDE evidence and resources in Ethiopia.
Generating and using local data for improved early childhood education systems in Africa
As part of the 2022 CIES conference, Together for Early Childhood Evidence led a panel focused on country-led research activities in Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda and South Africa that support strengthening and developing effective early childhood monitoring and measurement systems.
Taking a Human-Centered Design Approach to Early Childhood Measurement and Data
This blog focuses on our team’s work using human-centered design to think about how measurement tools and systems can respond to the needs of early childhood teachers and providers.