What Matters Most to 5-year-olds:
A Presentation of Findings From OECD’s International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study. By Ms Rowena Phair
This presentation will introduce and present key findings from the International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study (IELS), a collaborative effort between participating countries and the OECD Secretariat. The aim of this large-scale survey research was to identify key factors that drive or hinder the development of early learning. Ms Phair will share more about the context of the study’s intent, innovative features of the IELS’ methodology, and key findings about what matters most to 5-year-olds that could inform policy and practice worldwide as countries continue to refine its early education systems and monitor children’s outcomes over time. The IELS focused on child outcomes such as emergent literacy, emergent numeracy, self-regulation, mental flexibility, working memory, empathy and trust.