ECLDS Newsletter: News and Resources for Your Data Exploration

Minnesota EarlyChildhood Longitudinal Data System

News and Resources for Your Data Exploration

September 16, 2022

Group of diverse kindergartners with teacher in class.


New Year of Data Available for Your Exploration

As we enter the new school year, learn more about last school year’s kindergarteners and third graders on the ECLDS website. By browsing our reports, you can access and view data for the 2020-2021 school year, all the way back to the 2013-2014 school year, for a total of eight years of data. Take a closer look at what the data tell you about Minnesota's young children and their families in your district or county. ECLDS reports can help you learn about the children participating in our state’s public programs, and inform possible strategies to support their participation and development.

Our Regional Coaching Network Connects You with ECLDS

The ECLDS+SLEDS Regional Coaching Network is your nearby, personal resource for better understanding the data available to you in ECLDS. The network has coaches in all corners of the state, ready to work closely with you to address the technical issues that may arise when accessing, using, and applying data shown on both ECLDS and SLEDS.

If you are new to ECLDS or would like assistance with data analytics, contact a regional data coach close to you.

Tips and Tools

Map Helps You Locate Nearby Support Resources

Make quicker connections to resources in your community with help from ECLDS’s MN Family Resource Map. The ECLDS website used to include both a Comprehensive Services Map and a Boundaries & Sites Map. We have now combined those into a single map. In the website navigation menu, click “MN Family Resource Map” to view and use the new, updated map.

Screenshot of the MN Family Resource Map

Share Your ECLDS Stories

How has ECLDS helped you in your work? Send us your anecdotes, stories, studies, press releases, and photos to help us understand how ECLDS is being used and how it could grow to meet your needs. We appreciate your feedback. Please email your stories to