The Early Development Instrument is a validated, population-based measure of early child development in five key domains (physical health, emotional maturity, social competence, language and cognitive skills, and communications skills and general knowledge). Through a partnership with developers at the Offord Center at McMaster University, the Center is licensed to administer a US version of the EDI. The EDI is a key component of the Center’s national Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS) Initiative.
The Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities continues to expanding implementation of the EDI in cities and communities across Los Angeles County and the United States. With funding from First 5 L.A. we have implemented the EDI in Venice, Lennox, Pasadena, South L.A., West L.A., Metro L.A., El Monte, Pomona, Rosemead, Long Beach, and Santa Monica. We have also supported communities across Orange County, Oakland, and San Jose. For more information about all the communities across the US who have implemented the EDI, please visit our national Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS) Initiative.
Goals are to:
To learn more about the EDI, please click HERE.
Lisa Stanley, DrPH
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UCLA CENTER FOR HEALTHIER CHILDREN,
FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES
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