Our research effort in El Salvador has three main focuses:

  1. What quality of care do children receive?
  2. How are children developing physically and holistically (cognitively, linguistically, physically, socio-emotionally)?
  3. How are the caregivers of vulnerable children doing, both in childcare centers and at home?

We gathered all of this information (and more!) as part of our National Evaluation of Quality of Childcare (ENCCI) baseline assessment with Duke University, the University of Central America, University of South Carolina, and the University of Pittsburgh.

We are currently gathering post-evaluation data. After weeks criss-crossing El Salvador, our evaluation teams have just finalized the quality assessments of the childcare centers.

We don’t have the results yet, and have much to do before the end of the year, but this is a big research milestone!