The EDI team is excited to announce the release of a new special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly, dedicated solely to research involving the Early Development Instrument. Continue reading ECRQ Special Issue features EDI research
Ontario has released its Poverty Reduction Strategy 2015 Annual Report, featuring data from the Early Development Instrument. Continue reading EDI data featured in Poverty Reduction Strategy report
The EDI team is very proud to releasea new video highlighting the EDI and the importance of the early years . Continue reading The EDI and the Early Years video
The First 2000 Days Early Childhood Development Network has released a new video thanking Alberta teachers for their help completing the EDI. The video is a good reminder of why the EDI is a such a crucial part of improving the early years for children.
Did you attend the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) Fall Expo 2015 held on November 4 in downtown Vancouver? If so, HELP wants to hear from you! Continue reading HELP looking for feedback
The City ofHamilton’s vision to be the best place in Canada to raise a child isn’t being reached , according to a three-part series by CBC Hamilton. Continue reading Hamilton’s progress on being the best place to raise a child
Thanks in part to results from the Early Development Instrument, the Northwest Territories government is implementing pilot projects to address gaps in early childhood development in small communities. EDI results showed that children in small communities were four times as likely as those in Yellowknife to have multiple challenges. In response, three pilot programs are being implemented across the territory. In Tlicho, a speech pathologist is being hired; in Dehcho, a coordinator for existing programs is being hired; and in Inuvialuit, a position is being created to support daycare workers and teachers.
For a full story on the plan please visit CBC News North website.
The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services has publicly released a set of EDI data from 2010-2012 aggregated by sex and census division. The data set, available to download for free by anyone provided they abide by the Open Government Licence, is a part of the Ontario government’s Open data program, which aims to more freely share information and unlock the power of data.
With a 96% response rate from schools and over 300,000 children included, the third national collection of the AEDC in Australia is a success.
School principles will be able to access their school profile starting in November 2015 and public results, including a national report, community maps, and community profiles, are expected to be available on the AEDC website in March 2016.