Early Development Instrument (EDI)

Early Development Instrument (EDI)

What is The Early Development Instrument (EDI)?

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a questionnaire 0f 104 questions about a child’s normal development.  It is completed by kindergarten teachers for all children in their classes.

Data from the EDI is used by the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), out of the University of British Columbia, to produce summaries, maps and other graphics for communities throughout BC.  This information identifies trends in child vulnerability.  It helps agencies and groups such as the Delta Early Childhood Development Committee understand how Delta children are doing.  These groups can then provide resources, services & supports to better serve families and children under 6 years.

To learn more, you can go to the Human Early Learning Partnership website and/or see the following HELP Fact Sheets:

Delta’s EDI Data

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) has summarized EDI data for communities in Delta.  To learn more about trends in vulnerability in Delta, you can download the documents below.  As new documents are prepared by HELP, they will be uploaded to this page.



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