The EDI is a short questionnaire completed by kindergarten teachers across Canada and internationally which measures children’s ability to meet age appropriate developmental expectations.

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“From Full Day Learning to 30 Minutes a Day: A Descriptive Study of Early Learning During the First COVID-19 Pandemic School Shutdown in Ontario”

In May to July 2020, our team conducted a survey of kindergarten educators asking about their experience with transition to online learning. The educators told us that the largest barrier to learning was the ability of both parents and educators to balance work, home life, and online learning/teaching – something that is still very true, … Continue reading “From Full Day Learning to 30 Minutes a Day: A Descriptive Study of Early Learning During the First COVID-19 Pandemic School Shutdown in Ontario”


US paper examines the potential health inequalities of kindergarten aged children in regards to neighbourhood income and race/ethnicity data

In 2019 Dr. Janus collaborated with UCLA on a paper entitled: Measuring Equity From The Start: Disparities In The Health Development Of US Kindergartners which was recently accepted and published in the Journal of Health Affairs.  This paper examined the potential health inequalities of kindergarten aged children in regards to neighbourhood income and race/ethnicity data. … Continue reading US paper examines the potential health inequalities of kindergarten aged children in regards to neighbourhood income and race/ethnicity data

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Latest Reports

Population-Level Data on Child Development at School Entry Reflecting Social Determinants of Health

April 7, 2021

New publication by Dr. Magdalena Janus called, “Population-Level Data on Child Development at School Entry Reflecting Social Determinants of Health: A Narrative Review of Studies Using the Early Development Instrument.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33805965/


Hidden Future Front Line: Educators’ perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on kindergarten children (HIFLEC)

April 1, 2021

In the Spring of 2020, we developed and implemented a survey: Hidden Future Front Line: Educators’ perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on kindergarten children (HIFLEC).  In this study, using an online survey, we asked kindergarten educators about the realities of distance learning, their concerns for the return to school, as well as … Continue reading Hidden Future Front Line: Educators’ perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on kindergarten children (HIFLEC)

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1,393,531

Completed EDIs

The EDI information collected for five-year-old children in Canada since 2004

12 of 13

Provinces & territories

Canadian provinces and territories EDI has been implemented in

27%

Of children vulnerable

The number of children vulnerable in at least one developmental domain

34%

20%


Males
vulnerable

Females
vulnerable


The number of children vulnerable in at least one developmental domain by gender

Global Reach

Countries in which the EDI
has been implemented: