Toronto-based report highlights community uses of EDI results

Toronto region Data Analysis Coordinators (DACs) have released a report documenting how 2010-2011 EDI results were used to inform program planning. The report, titled Using Data from the Early Development Instrument to Inform the Program Planning of Ontario Early Years Centres in Torontois available to view online. The report was written by Jean Varghese and Nikita Desai. The report shows that in some areas EDI results were used to modify existing programs, create entirely new ones, or expand programs to different sites. In other areas the EDI results were used to create partnerships with other organizations, such as Toronto Public Health, to better address problems.