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EDI results in Northwest Territories spurs pilot programs

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.

3rd national collection of AEDC is complete

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.