Events
Workshop on Early Childhood Development Measurement for Preschool Children
May 27-28, 2015Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

As a sequel to the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund Workshop on “Early Childhood Development and Nutrition Measurement during the First 1,000 Days”—February 4-5, 2015, fifty experts in early childhood development and nutrition gathered to discuss experiences and challenges measuring early childhood development and nutrition outcomes for children aged 3-6. Further details, including copies of presentations, are below.

This one and a half day event was organized by the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund at the World Bank.  Lead researchers in the field of nutrition and early childhood development were invited to discuss ways of measuring nutrition and child development outcomes, to share common patterns of variation and to brainstorm about what works.  Particular emphasis was given to domains and instrument choice in the context of the intervention and setting, and trade-offs in terms of fieldwork administration and logistics.  The two key workshop objectives were: (1)  To share experiences and challenges measuring nutrition and early childhood development outcomes for children 3 to 6 years old, and (2) To discuss future directions for measuring early childhood development outcomes.

Agenda

Session 1: Measuring Early Childhood Development Final Outcomes – Overview

  • The Preschool Years: An Overview of Development and Measurement | Video (45:08)
    (Patricia Kariger, UC Berkeley)
    Discussion of developmental progress including: cognitive skills, executive function, language/literacy, numeracy and math, fine motor, and socio-emotional skills; Risks and protective factors for the preschool brain; What to measure and how? Examples of measurement in low- and middle-income countries: Case study—Protection of Early Childhood Development in Malawi

Session 2: Measuring Early Childhood Development Final Outcomes: Domains – Part 1

Session 3: Measuring Early Childhood Development Final Outcomes: Domains – Part 2

Session 4: Measuring Intermediate Outcomes for Early Childhood Development

Event Details
  • Date: May 27-28, 2015
  • Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.