Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B)

Constructs

Classroom environment; Cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development; Home environment; School environment; Teacher qualifications; Child participation in non-parental care and education arrangements; Quality of non-parental care; Student-teacher ratio

Respondents
Data were collected on a nationally representative sample of children born in 2000-01 from the children, their families, their child care and early education providers, and their teachers. Data were collected when the children were approximately 9 months old (2001-02), 2 years old (2003-04), 4 years old/preschool age (2005-06), and again either in the fall of 2006 or in the fall of 2007, depending on when the child entered kindergarten.
Reports

Selected publications include:

  • Najarian, M., Snow, K., Lennon, J., and Kinsey, S. (2010). Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), Preschool–Kindergarten 2007 Psychometric Report (NCES 2010-009). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010009.pdf
  • Denton Flanagan, K., and McPhee, C. (2009). 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) (NCES 2010-005). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010005.pdf
Survey Instruments

Survey instruments are available at: http://nces.ed.gov/ecls/birthinstruments.asp

Results

Complete data are available are restricted-access. Certain data are available for online analysis at: http://nces.ed.gov/das/

Survey Data
Federal
Survey Level
K-12