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Welcome to Minnesota's new Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System site!

We are excited to offer this new and evolving tool to help our state answer questions about young children and their development and learning. Keep in mind, this is Minnesota’s foundation for filling gaps in knowledge on children. We are excited to continue to grow our system and provide more and robust information for all interested users around the state.

Thanks for visiting! Please come back often, we are constantly growing and adding new features. If you have any questions please contact eclds.support@state.mn.us.

What's New

Quick Access to Community-Level Census Data Now Available

American Community Survey (ACS) data about families with young children is now available in smaller age bands for all states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ACS data can be time-consuming to access, interpret, and use. Minnesota has purchased, with SLDS funding, customized ACS tables divided into three smaller age bands that offer users data for children under age 6. Access your state’s data today.

A child looking through a magnifying glass.  

The Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System now includes Early Hearing Detection and Intervention data

We are pleased to announce the release of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) report for the Third Grade cohort. This report focuses on the experiences and educational results of children who have been identified as deaf/hard of hearing, measured by program participation, third-grade achievement, and the degree of their hearing loss.

Due to the small size of EHDI population, data are offered for three years at a time.

Deaf/Hard of hearing being called out in the left navigation area.  

NEW: 2016-17 School Year Data Available

The ECLDS now contains data for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that there is a fourth year of data for reports that rely on education cohorts! Users can now begin to see trends, one of the overarching goals of integrated data systems.

New Year of Data text next to a student playing with blocks.  

Child Trends blog highlights the importance of sharing data between family home visiting and early care and education.

In Child Trends’s new blog series they will be discussing the importance of family home visiting and early care and education programs working together. This includes sharing data and exploring ways to collaborate more effectively.

Minnesota is currently working with Saint Paul-Ramsey County’s family home visiting program under the SHINE grant to explore the feasibility of integrating family home visiting data into the ECLDS. What we learn can help other states who are interested in undertaking the same linkages.

View more information and how to subscribe.

Children at a home visit.  

 
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This project is funded by the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.412A- Federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant.

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