Scaling up measurement of early childhood outcomes and quality of early learning environments
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 8:30 -10 am EST   Link to Register

The World Bank receives a lot of questions about how they support early childhood development. To address this they have launched a webinar series that will describe how they work with countries to improve opportunities for young children, as well as their initiatives to build capacity and share knowledge across countries and partners. Each webinar will include time for substantive discussion.

The third session will focus on the 'Scaling up measurement in early childhood' initiative, 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, participants will share some of the resources available to support policymakers, partners and other stakeholders in their early childhood measurement efforts.