State-level Indicators for Social-emotional Development: Building Better Systems

Learn about our Project Thrive project. This is an excerpt from the full report. Introduction Research repeatedly suggests that experiences and skills acquired early in life have a long lasting effect. Many interventions that promote social-emotional well-being and preventing mental health problems in children and their caregivers are clinically sound and cost effective. Social-emotional well-being […]

Indicators for Social-emotional Development in Early Childhood: A Guide for Local Stakeholders

Learn about our Project Thrive project. Introduction Social-emotional development in young children encompasses how young children feel about themselves, how they behave and how they relate to people close to them, such as caregivers, teachers, and peers. Although infant and early childhood mental health are often used in the same way, the term social-emotional development […]

State Indicators for Early Childhood: Short Take No. 7

Learn about our Project Thrive project. Virtually all State Early Childhood Comprehensive System Initiatives have adopted or identified indicators for monitoring program performance and child outcomes related to early childhood systems. These are primarily based on nationally recommended indicators or on state initiatives. However, although a functional set of indicators is needed to monitor progress […]