Data Submissions to the Minnesota Department of Education
Report Name Data System Due Date
0-4 Census Birth to 4 Census 11-30-2022
EE Enrollment Ed-Fi 7-17-2023
ECFE Needs Assessment Alchemer Link on this page 7-15-2023
Minnesota Common Course Catalogue (MCCC) MN Common Course Catalogue 7-15-2023
Screening EC Education Outcomes 7-31-2022
School Readiness Program Plan ELS Data System Now part of WBWF plan
Site Verification (your district contact info) MDE-ORG Ongoing
Scholarships - Pathway II ELSA Ongoing
STAR (staff report) STAR mid-November

Data Systems


The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has a new student identification process for children registered in Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness (ECFE/SR). The purpose of the new system is to better understand children’s experiences prior to kindergarten.

The benefits to this work include extending existing practices in K-12, Early Childhood Screening, Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education to families registered in ECFE/SR. This will lead to improved policies at the national, state and local levels for children and families. New, secured web resources are available to assist organizations submitting student data.

Click here for the Early-Education-Student-MDE page.

Program Submissions

0-4 Census Data Reporting

The 0-4 Census Online Data Submission System is a web-based interactive data collection for districts to report the number of resident children ages 0-4. This data is necessary in order to calculate funding for the School Readiness Program (Minn. Stat. 123D.16) and the Early Childhood Family Education Program (Minn. Stat. 124D.135).

District are required to submit the number of children ages 0-4 as of September 1, of each year, who are residing in their district as of October 1. The deadline for reporting these counts is December 1 of each year.

Click here or for the 0-4 Census Data Reporting page on the MDE website.