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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Canadian Children’s Health in Context Study reveals impacts of SES on children with health disorders
A health disorder – either mental, such as autism or anxiety, or physical, such as asthma – early in life can have a big impact on the developmental trajectory of a child.
The EDI team at the Offord Centre for Child Studies has published a new resource for those working with the EDI and interested in learning more about the instrument.
The Offord Centre’s Canadian Neighbourhoods and Early Child Development (CanNECD) study attempts to determine the role neighbourhoods play in children’s development. In some Canadian neighbourhoods only 2% of children are struggling, while in others roughly 75% struggle. The CanNECD study focuses largely on the socioeconomic factors that contribute to this disparity.
Social-emotional skills play an important role in a child’s ability to succeed in school. These skills help with how a child adjusts to kindergarten and can help facilitate learning. New research from Australia focuses on two specific types of social-emotional behaviour to see the role they play in later academic achievement.