The following reports were prepared to address questions and respond to requests for data brought forward by individuals seeking to better understand the early years and child care programs and services available in the District of Nipissing, as well as pressures that exist in the sector.
EarlyON Child & Family Centres are dedicated to supporting the relationships between families and their children by giving them a place where they can come together and engage in positive, meaningful experiences. These reports provide information on the usage of EarlyON Centres in the District of Nipissing.
The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a population based measure developed by the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. This questionnaire is completed by Senior Kindergarten teachers in the second half of the year (February/March) and is designed to measure a child’s ability to meet age-appropriate developmental milestones at school entry.
The EDI measures children’s developmental health across five domains: Physical Health & Well-Being, Social Competence, Emotional Maturity, Language & Cognitive Development, and Communication Skills & General Knowledge.
Click below to view a brief overview of the results of the EDI for 2018 or to download the full report.
The Pre-Kindergarten Experiences Survey is for parents or guardians of children entering school for the first time. The survey helps us better understand the environments, relationships, and services that impact children and families' overall health and well-being.
The first implementation of the PKES was conducted in 2020. Click below to view the results of the survey or to download the infographic.