Together for Early Childhood Evidence Phase II Final Report
POSTED JULY 12, 2023
Originally convened in 2018, T4ECE has been promoting early childhood data and measurement in low- and middle-income countries. Since 2020, the ECD Measure Group at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has hosted T4ECE as part of USAID’s Research Technical Assistance Center, in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago. The ECD Measure team is grateful to USAID and NORC for their support of T4ECE in its 2nd phase. This report details the activities and lessons from Phase II of Together for Early Childhood Evidence.
Together for Early Childhood Evidence Mauritius Workshop Summary
POSTED DECEMBER 8, 2022
In October 2022, ECD Measure partnered with USAID and the Association for Development of Education in Africa Inter-Country Quality Node-Early Child Development (ADEA ICQN) to convene Together for Early Childhood Evidence (T4ECE) task force teams and partners to discuss data-informed early childhood care and education (ECCE) systems in Africa. This report provides a full summary of the 2-day event and sessions.
Together for Early Childhood Evidence Mauritius Workshop Slides
POSTED DECEMBER 8, 2022
These slides were presented during the 2-day Together for Early Childhood Evidence Task Force Workshop held in Mauritius in October 2022. This meeting convened T4ECE Task Force members from Liberia, Rwanda, Malawi, South Africa, and Mauritius, as well as partners from USAID and Lego Foundation, to discuss how we can collectively move towards more data-informed early childhood care and education (ECCE) systems in Africa.
Promoting Evidence-based Decision Making for Early Childhood Education
POSTED AUGUST 12, 2022
The Together for Early Childhood Evidence country teams in Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda, and South Africa recently completed local research activities to build data-driven early childhood education (ECE) systems. Read more here.
Introducing USAID’s “Pre-primary Education How-To Note”
POSTED APRIL 14, 2022
Studies show that access to pre-primary education can reduce grade repetition, decrease dropout rates, and improve the overall well-being of the learner and their community. Prior to the pandemic, only 50 percent of children worldwide were enrolled in pre-primary education. In lower and middle-income countries, as few as 20 percent had access. Today, even fewer children are attending because of the pandemic. USAID created a Pre-Primary Education Guidance Note to help education practitioners learn more about designing high-quality pre-primary education activities. Better educational outcomes lead to more opportunities later in life, driving overall economic growth.
Find out from this video how Mariam thrived as a result of a pre-primary program.
Early Childhood Care & Education Quality Assurance Systems in Africa
POSTED DECEMBER 23, 2021
Research has consistently demonstrated the value of investing in quality Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) for improved later learning outcomes of students. While countries throughout Africa have made significant progress in building their ECCE systems, there remains much room for improvement to ensuring quality of all ECCE facilities. This report reviews ECCE Quality Assurance Systems (QAS) in 14 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa based on survey data collected from each country’s Ministry of Education and discussion with key stakeholders across the continent.
Based on the results of the survey, discussions were held with key stakeholders to learn about ground-level issues in ECCE facilities and QAS. These stakeholders included government representatives, donors, NGOs, and research institutions across Africa. Discussion centered around several themes aimed at establishing and improving ECCE QAS within their own countries.
Roundtable Presentation on Early Childhood Education Quality Assurance Systems for Africa
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
View the presentation and policy guide from the roundtable discussion Together for Early Childhood Evidence co-hosted with the ADEA Inter-Country Quality Node (ICQN) on Early Childhood Development, convening nearly 100 government representatives across Africa.
Guide on Early Childhood Education Quality Assurance Systems for Africa
POSTED APRIL 21, 2021
Quality assurance in early childhood education (ECE) is pivotal in ensuring that children in ECE programs have an experience that helps them develop and learn. This policy brief provides guidance for developing quality assurance systems for ECE in Africa.
Early Childhood Measurement Tools Webinar Slide Deck
POSTED MARCH 26, 2021
Presentation from the March 25, 2021, Together for Early Childhood Evidence webinar focused on early childhood measurement tools, with a spotlight on the Early Learning Outcomes Measure (ELOM) from South Africa.
Monitoring and Quality Assurance Webinar Slide Deck
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2021
Presentation from the January 21, 2021, Together for Early Childhood Evidence webinar focused on early childhood monitoring and quality assurance.
Needs Assessment Summary: Together for Early Childhood Evidence
POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2020
To better understand the opportunities and challenges at the country level in early childhood education, care, and learning, ECD Measure conducted a needs assessment with six USAID Africa Missions. This brief provides a summary of the assessment’s main findings.
Together for Early Childhood Evidence Overview
POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2020
A brief overview of the initiative, Together for Early Childhood Evidence: Consortium on Pre-Primary Data and Measurement in Africa.
Data for Impact in ECE Technical Guide
POSTED FEBRUARY 1, 2020
This guide outlines a framework for developing and using high-impact data in early childhood education systems. Borne out of USAID’s recent education policy, which includes early childhood education, it is intended for teams of professionals working at the country level on measurement and data issues related to early childhood programs, investments, or policies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Consortium on Pre-Primary Data and Measurement in Africa Meeting Report, Kigali, Rwanda
POSTED DECEMBER 1, 2019
This report provides an overview of a Consortium on Pre-Primary Data and Measurement meeting held in Kigali Rwanda in November 2019.
Diagnostic Toolkit for High-Impact Early Childhood Education Data Generation and Use
POSTED JULY 30, 2019
This diagnostic toolkit offers countries a systematic way to be more strategic in their approaches to ECE data. It can help country teams build upon their existing data to maximize its value, leverage data to take advantage of policy or change windows, and enhance planned projects by linking data needs and users rather than collecting data for a single purpose alone.
This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the Office of Education, Bureau for Africa, U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of contract No. 7200AA19C00080, subcontract CATALYZE-Edu-CR-2023-0352. The contents of this website are developed by the ECD Measure group hosted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.