About ECDC

ECDC’s mission is to promote policies and practices that support the development and use of coordinated, longitudinal early care and education state data systems.

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Our vision

Policymakers, practitioners, and parents consistently use quality early childhood data to make decisions that improve outcomes for young children.

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Featured Resource

This video highlights the benefits of Minnesota’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System, according to staff at local and state organizations. Read the related report

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Featured Resource

This state spotlight focuses on recent work in Minnesota, where state agency leaders and the Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota are working together to use and share early care and education data.

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