EDI UPDATE: The following was provided by Rachelle Blanchette, Child Care Advisor with the Ministry of Education, in response to comments made at the November 26th Network meeting regarding 2015 Early Childhood Development Instrument (EDI) results.
“The Ministry of Education continues to aim for an early 2016 release and further information will be provided at that time.
Please be assured that the Early Years Division is working closely with the Offord Centre for Child Studies and the ministry’s Education Statistics and Analysis Branch to identify options for providing useful data while ensuring that the same high level of security is applied to all student information in Ontario. In addition, the Early Years Division will be working with Consolidated Municipal Service Managers, District Social Services Administration Boards, Data Analysis Coordinator host agencies, school boards, school authorities, and First Nation partners to ensure that communities have the information they require to plan for children and families.”
PARENT-CHILD MOTHER GOOSE TRAINING – Your Grandma and My Grandma: Connecting Cultures for anyone who works with young children and does circle times with children and/or families on February 19, 2016, 9:30am-4:30pm in Toronto. The cost is $170 (early bird $155 by January 19, 2016). Please CLICK HERE for details and registration form.