Scaling Up Measurement of Early Childhood Outcomes and Quality of Early Learning Environments

World Bank

The third session of the World Bank's ECD webinar series will focus on the Scaling Up Measurement in Early Childhood Initiative at the World Bank, which works to support countries to measure early childhood outcomes and the quality of early learning environments together while promoting the generation of globally-comparable reliable data. In this webinar, Elaine Ding, Diego Luna Bazaldua and Adelle Pushparatnam will share an overview of several initiatives that the team is working on, including the identification of a core set of items to measure preschool developmental outcomes, the development of Teach ECE (a classroom observation tool that captures the quality of early learning environments, building on the success of Teach Primary), and the use of a phone survey to capture the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young children and their families. During the session, some of the resources available to support policymakers, partners and other stakeholders in their early childhood measurement efforts will be shared.