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Title: The Children Born in 2001 at Kindergarten Entry: First Findings From the Kindergarten Data Collections of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B)
Description: Using data from the final two rounds of the ECLS-B, a longitudinal study begun in 2001, this First Look provides a snapshot of the demographic characteristics, reading and mathematics knowledge, fine motor skills, school characteristics, and before- and after-school care arrangements of the cohort at the time they first began kindergarten. Information has been collected from and about these children when they were 9 months old, 2 years old, 4 years old, and at kindergarten entry. This survey provides a comprehensive and reliable data about children’s early development; their home learning experiences; their experiences in early care and education programs; their health care, nutrition, and physical well-being; and how their early experiences relate to their later development, learning, and success in school.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: October 2009
Web Release: October 28, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2010005
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Gail M. Mulligan.