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Welcome to Minnesota's Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System!

We are proud to offer this ever-evolving tool to help our state answer questions about young children and their development and learning. We are excited to continue to grow our system and provide more robust information for all interested users around the state.

Thanks for visiting! If you have any questions please contact eclds.support@state.mn.us.

What's New

Exclusive Access to 2020 Census Data about the U.S.'s Youngest Kids

American Community Survey (ACS) 2020 data about families with young children is now available on ECLDS in smaller age bands for most counties in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ECLDS is the exclusive online home to customized ACS tables featuring data on 30 topics about babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Select Census Data from the site menu in order to access your county and/or state's data today.

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The Return of the (Improved) Community Assessment Report

We took some time to repair data issues and rework a few of the topics, and now the Community Assessment report is back. Some topics are still pending, so check back regularly for updates. Access the Community Assessment report in the site menu, under Birth to Pre-K Reports.

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Our Regional Coaching Network Connects You with Data

The ECLDS+SLEDS Regional Coaching Network is your nearby, personal resource for better understanding the data available to you in ECLDS. The network has coaches in all corners of the state, ready to work closely with you to address the technical issues that may arise when accessing, using, and applying data. If you are new to ECLDS or would like assistance with data analysis, contact a regional data coach close to you.

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2021-22 School Year Data Now Available

The ECLDS now contains data for the 2021-2022 school year for a total of nine years of data. Use the breadth of data to observe trends in your county, school district, or economic development region of choice.

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Share Your ECLDS Stories

How has ECLDS helped you in your work? We're collecting anecdotes, studies, press releases, photos—whatever you have to share with us to help us better understand how ECLDS is being used and how it could grow to better meet your needs. Share your stories by emailing us at eclds.support@state.mn.us.

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New Geography Options Now Available

We recently added to many of our ECLDS reports the option to filter by your Minnesota Economic Development Region of choice. This will enable you to get a better understanding about the characteristics and experiences of the youngest children in your region.

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Brought to you by Minnesota

This project has been funded by the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.412A-Federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant and CFDA 84.372-Institute of Education Sciences: Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems. It is also funded by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as part of appropriations for the Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (Minnesota Session Laws, 2021 1st Special Session, Chapter 2 --H.F.No. 7, Article 1, Section 2, Subd. 16).

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