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Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort

Metadata Updated: September 28, 2022

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 ( 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 November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 28, 2022

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 28, 2022
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
Identifier NCES_2010011
Data First Published 2004-11-18
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2009-12-31
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 018:50
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Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Id 2a5c4dd8-eda9-4f03-abc3-fff8cfb80fc6
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Old Spatial United States
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Sciences > National Center for Education Statistics
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System of Records
Temporal 1999/2007

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