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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.

2020 Census Data: A group of children smiling  

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.

A group of children sitting on the ground  

The Return of the (Improved and Updated) Data Story

The MN Kids Explorer data story, Nourishing Our Children for Success, offers an easy-to-access, narrative-based option, enabling users to access powerful data visualizations of statewide, school district, county, and legislative district data about the kids participating in some of Minnesota's early care and learning programs. Visit the MN Kids Explorer today.

MN Kids Explorer Data Story  

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.

Regional coaching network  

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Let us know you'd like to hear more about ECLDS through emails you'll receive a few times a year. Sign up for newsletter updates, and be in the know about new reports, data sources, and website features. We promise not to fill up your inbox.

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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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