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Early Development Instrument Data is Here!

The 2017/2018 Early Development Instrument (EDI) data for Waterloo Region is now available.  At this time two reports are online:

  1. EDI Summary Report: A snapshot of children’s developmental health at school entry for Senior Kindergarten Students in Waterloo Region and across Ontario for the 2017/2018 school year.
  2. 5 Cycles of the EDI: A look at 5 Cycles of EDI results in Waterloo Region and across Ontario.

Recently, Brad Berg (Backbone Support for the Early Years Steering Group) recorded a webinar to provide a high-level overview of the EDI results. The pre-recorded webinar is now available online. More resources will be provided and further analysis will be done in the coming months and into 2020.

The EDI data supports ongoing monitoring of early childhood development outcomes and will be used to inform the program-level and broader system planning, including next steps for the Early Years Steering Group.

If you have any questions about the EDI reports or data please email