Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort

Metadata Updated: June 3, 2017

The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), is a study that is part of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study program; program data is available since 1998-99 at . ECLS-B (https://nces.ed.gov/ecls/birth.asp) is a longitudinal study that is designed to provide policy makers, researchers, child care providers, teachers, and parents with detailed information about children's early life experiences. The study was conducted using multiple data collection methods (computer-assisted in-person interviews, computer-assisted telephone interviews, self-administered questionnaires, and direct observation) to collect information about children's characteristics, behaviors, development, and experiences from the adults who were important in the children's lives, including mothers, fathers, early care and education providers, and teachers. Direct child assessments were used to measure children's development, knowledge, and skills from the time the children were about 9 months old. A nationally representative sample of approximately 14,000 children born in the U.S. in 2001 was fielded. Key statistics produced from ECLS-B focus on children's health, development, care, and education during the formative years from birth through kindergarten entry.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date April 11, 2014
Metadata Updated Date June 3, 2017

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Harvested from Education JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 11, 2014
Metadata Updated Date June 3, 2017
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
Unique Identifier NCES_2010011
Jill McCarroll
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 018:50
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Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Id 5dbeaed9-d6b1-4f96-be25-63b14804ca7b
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Data First Published 2004-11-18
Homepage URL https://nces.ed.gov/ecls/birth.asp
Language en-US
License https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Data Last Modified 2009-12-31
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Sciences > National Center for Education Statistics
Related Documents https://nces.ed.gov/ecls/birthinstruments.asp, https://nces.ed.gov/ecls/birthfaq.asp?faq=1
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 84518b47e210c4363004583293fca172954ebe2c
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
System of Records https://www2.ed.gov/notices/pai/pai-18-13-01.pdf
Temporal 1999/2007

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