Child Trends

Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides research on a range of early childhood topics. They work to ensure that all kids thrive by conducting independent research and partnering with practitioners and policymakers to apply that knowledge.

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

Child Trends continues to manage the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) — and this year the collaborative is focusing on supporting policymakers’ understanding of the equitable distribution of P-3 early learning services in their state.

Child Trends’ ultimate goal is to increase the number of states using data to document racial inequity using integrated early childhood data.

Child Trends is also continuing to promote the YoungChildFacts Twitter account and share early childhood research through social media platforms.

Child Trends staff is also available to provide technical assistance to our state allies on early childhood research, analysis, and data collection. Five states have requested their expertise and support this year.