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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

ECDataWorks Advancing early childhood policy and programs through strategic use of Integrated data

Minnesota's ECLDS has been awarded a technical assistance grant from ECDataWorks!

Minnesota has been awarded a technical assistance opportunity to work with ECDataWorks, a new project intended to help states that have built Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems (ECIDS) to boost effective data use and learn strategies that can be shared with other states. Minnesota’s customized plan will be developed in the coming months. The current grant runs through 2019. Congratulations, ECLDS team!

 
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ECLDS has 3rd grade data!

The most recent update to the ECLDS site includes information on third grade cohorts. These new analyses represent the first longer-term examinations of the status of children in elementary school in relation to specific early childhood conditions such as birth weight. Explore the new tab Birth to Third Grade to learn more.

 
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Child Trends Releases New Brief on How Policymakers Use Research and Data

Information resources such as research studies and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System tool are available to elected officials and public policymakers to help them make the best possible decisions on behalf of children. Child Trends' recently released brief Building Bridges: How to share research about children and youth with policymakers provides a helpful summary to keep in mind when sharing information intended to inform policy decisions. Examples in the brief provide insights into research and data use that can be applied to all types of child and youth policy, including early childhood.

 

 
Brought to you by Minnesota

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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