Proceedings of the New England Meeting of the State Child Indicators Projects: Forum on School Readiness and Child Care Indicators. Goal

12/03/1999

To assist states and communities participating in the ASPE/HHS Child Indicators Project and the Carnegie Starting Points Initiative to develop practical indicators that can be used to track children’s readiness at school entry and to monitor child care quality, availability, and affordability.

Strategies:

  • To share information on indicators currently being used by states to track children's readiness for school and to monitor the child care infrastructure.
  • To discuss conceptual frameworks that can inform state efforts to track children's readiness for school and to monitor child care quality, availability, and affordability.
  • To develop a working list of practical indicators of children’s readiness for school and child care quality, availability, and affordability.