Project: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey--Kindergarten Cohort
Award Year: 2008
Amount of award, fiscal 2006: $686,753.00 fiscal 2004: $621,709.00 fiscal 2003: $605,818.00 fiscal 1998: $500,000.00 fiscal 2007: $486,752.00 fiscal 2002: $448,000.00 fiscal 2001: $360,000.00 fiscal 2005: $310,854.00 fiscal 2000: $250,000.00 fiscal 2008: $200,000.00
Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics, Department of Education
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: This project provided funding to include the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food security module and other items in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey—Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K) sponsored by the National Center for Educational Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education. The project will provide descriptive data on children's status at entry into school, children's transition into school, participation in the school breakfast and lunch programs, and their progress through fifth grade, including data that allows for the examination of the relationship between food security/hunger, cognitive development, and school performance.

ECLS-K is a nationally representative sample of about 23,000 children enrolled in about 1,000 kindergarten programs during the 1998-99 school year who will be followed through the fifth grade. The work focuses on factors affecting success in school, and information will be collected each year from parents, teachers, and the children themselves.

Topic: Data Collection and Methodology
Dataset: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K)