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Research on Local Child Outcomes (e.g Early Development Instrument)

How well children are prepared for school is directly related to their early experiences and impacts their later overall success in school and in life.

 

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) measures children's developmental health at school entry and was created by Dr. Dan Offord and Dr. Magdalena Janus of the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. The EDI is a 103-item checklist that is completed by Senior Kindergarten teachers for each child in their class and measures overall developmental health. Although it is completed for individual children, the EDI is a population-based measure and is not a diagnostic tool nor is it an indication of a school's performance.

 

The DACs present EDI results, in conjunction with other relevant data (e.g. Social Determinants of Health), to local school boards, community partners and professionals. The purpose of these workshops and presentations is to facilitate and support evidence-informed planning. The results of the EDI, in combination with other local data are meant to help inform communities about the development of their young children so that they may provide the supports necessary for healthy child development.

 

The Data Analysis Coordinators (DACs) also analyze, map and report on local EDI results. The EDI reports for the past cycles can be found in the table below. 

 

Individual Community EDI results from cycle 3 for the Eastern Ontario Region are available on the Community Profiles page.

Renfrew, Nippising and Pembroke
Posted Nov 2, 2016
Our Kids, Their Story - EDI Cycle 4 Renfrew, Nipissing, Pembroke
Posted Nov 4, 2016
Appendix - Our Kids, Their Story - EDI Cycle 4 Renfrew,Nipissing,Pembroke
Ottawa
Posted Nov 2, 2016
Our kids, their story - EDI Cycle 4 Ottawa
Posted Nov 2, 2016
Appendix - Our Kids, Their Story - EDI Cycle 4 Ottawa
Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Cornwall
Posted Nov 2, 2016
Our Kids, Their Story - EDI Cycle 4 Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Cornwall
Posted Nov 4, 2016
Appendix - Our Kids, Their Story - EDI Cycle 4 Stormont,Dundas,Glengarry,Cornwall
Prescott-Russell
Posted Nov 2, 2016
Our Kids, Their Story - EDI Cycle 4 Prescott-Russell
Posted Nov 4, 2016
Appendix - Our Kids, Their Story - EDI Cycle 4 Prescott-Russell
Tip of the Day
To help a young child cope with separation from you while at school or on a visit to grandparents, tuck an imaginary kiss into her pocket to pull out when she's missing you, or give him something associated with you such as a special little rock, a broach or a photograph.
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