This new report developed by FSG with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, distills a set of 48 early childhood indicators that reflect healthy development of young children. The report also highlights 10 emerging themes, areas that are not sufficiently addressed by existing indicators and where further inquiry is needed.
- Observation: Eleven highly regarded national indicator sets include more than 1,100 indicators. Of these, 62 appeared in more than one set.
- Observation: The research takes a systems approach and organizes indicators around four layers of early childhood: the child; families; programs, care centers, schools, and family care; and communities.
- Observation: Indicators are intended to stimulate conversation and foster collaboration. They should be adapted and built upon in local contexts, and not considered as static.