Early Learning and Child Well-being in the United States
The first five years of a child’s life is a period of great opportunity, and risk.
The cognitive and social-emotional skills that children develop in these early years
have long-lasting impacts on their later outcomes throughout schooling and adulthood.
This report sets out the findings from the International Early Learning and Child
Well-being Study in the United States. The study assesses children’s skills across
both cognitive and social-emotional development, and how these relate to children’s
early learning experiences at home and in early childhood education and care. It is
enriched by contextual and assessment information from the children’s parents and
educators. It provides comparative data on children’s early skills with children from
England and Estonia, who also participated in the study, to better identify factors
that promote or hinder children’s early learning.