[Libs-Or] NCES Releases "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)"
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Wed Oct 28 08:58:57 PDT 2009
NCES Releases "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)"
Children who participated in a regular nonparental early care and education arrangement the year before kindergarten scored higher on reading and math assessments than children who did not have those experiences, according to a new early childhood report from the National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences.
Using data from the final two rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort, a 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.
Other findings include:
* About four out of five (83.2 percent) participated in a regular nonparental early care and education arrangement the year before kindergarten.
* Forty percent of the children had some kind of regular before- or after-school care arrangement.
To view the full report please visit: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2010005
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