Making data public - for the people.

The California Cradle-to-Career Data System is a statewide longitudinal data system that provides tools to help students reach their goals and delivers information on education and workforce outcomes.

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We link historical data from 15 validated government & educational sources, covering outcomes from early education, K-12, postsecondary education, and beyond.

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Our Values

The beliefs that define how the Office of Cradle-to-Career Data interacts with each other and stakeholders.

Advancing Equity

Equity is our north star: At critical milestones, opportunities, and planning steps, we ask, “how can we design and focus our work to advance equity in small and big ways?”


Transparency enables us to build trust with the public and with each other.


When we experience success, we collectively acknowledge the result of our work. When we experience setbacks, we collectively solve problems. 


Multiple perspectives from each other and the public transform good individual ideas into innovative and creative accomplishments.


When our work gets tough, we get curious.

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About C2C

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Connecting Data and Insights to Advance Equitable Futures.

The California Cradle-to-Career Data System

The California Cradle-to-Career Data System connects individuals and organizations with trusted information and resources, providing insights into critical milestones in the pipeline from early care to K–12 to higher education, skills training, and employment. The data system empowers individuals to reach their full potential and fosters evidence-based decision-making to help California build a more equitable future.

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