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Report: 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): First Look

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DATA, federal, EDUCATION, early childhood

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PRACTITIONER:group practice and professional learning

Authors

Kristin Denton Flanagan, Cameron McPhee, Gail Mulligan

Published

2009, 10/30/2009

Publisher

National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

Abstract

"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."

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