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The. Early Development Instrument. A teacher completed instrument which measures children’ s development - Offord Centre for Child Studies. It is not … An individual child or diagnostic measure A way to evaluate teachers or individual programs. About the. It is…

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A teacher completed instrument which measures children’s development

    • - Offord Centre for Child Studies
about the
It is not…

An individual child or diagnostic measure

A way to evaluate teachers or individual programs

About the

It is…

A population (or large group) measure

A way to understand trends in the development of kindergarten children


The Early Development Instrument

Physical health and well-being

Social Competence

Emotional Maturity

Language and Cognitive Development

Communication Skills


Physical Health & Well Being

Physical preparedness for the school day

Physical independence

Gross & fine motor skills


Social Competence

Overall social competence

Responsibility and respect

Approaches to learning

Readiness to explore new things


Emotional Maturity

Pro-social and helping behavior

Anxious and fearful behavior

Aggressive behavior

Hyperactivity and inattention


Language & Cognitive Development

Basic literacy skills

Interest in literacy/numeracy and memory

Advanced literacy skills

Basic numeracy skills


Communication Skills & General Knowledge

Communication skills

Awareness of the world

edi over time
EDI Over Time

Over 200,000 EDI’s completed (as of 2013/14)


ACTIONneeds to be launched by a motivated group of like-minded individuals

ACTIONneeds to be grounded in communities