The EDI started in Canada in the late 90s, and since that time has been collected on over 1.5 million Canadian children. But the EDI has also crossed the border and grown in popularity internationally. Continue reading Monitoring children’s healthy development around the world
Where you live can play a major role in your health. It can also play a major role in how your children develop. Continue reading CanNECD studies how neighbourhoods help and hinder child development
The Early Development Instrument has been included in Hamilton’s 2018 Vital Signs report as a key measure of the city’s health. Continue reading EDI featured in Hamilton Vital Signs report
In recent decades there has been a shift towards women starting families later in high-income countries. Continue reading What happens to child development when women delay pregnancy?
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. Continue reading Does the built environment contribute to children’s development?
The EDI team is excited to announce a new collaboration with the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) to understand trajectories of student learning and well-being—from early childhood to adolescence. Continue reading Offord Centre and EQAO collaborating to understand student trajectories
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. Continue reading The roles of anxious and prosocial behavior in early academic performance
The history of the EDI in Ontario is a history of the EDI itself. From consulting with educators in Toronto on the EDI items to implementing across the entire province in 2015, Ontario has played a crucial role in the EDI’s success. Continue reading Twenty years of the EDI in Ontario
The long-term effects of childhood maltreatment are well known. It increases the risk of mental health problems, crime, and violence. But research has mostly looked at outcomes in middle childhood and adolescence, overlooking early childhood. Continue reading Australian study shows early association between maltreatment and development
The Children & Families Commission of Orange County has published a toolkit for parents to help them support their children’s healthy development. Continue reading Parent toolkit aimed at helping children’s development