Early Years Research

Early Years Development Instrument (EDI) & Kindergarten Parent Survey (KPS)
The EDI is a population measure of children’s developmental health prior to entering Grade 1, based on teacher ratings. Measurements have been taken in 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2010. The KPS is completed by the parents of the same children and provides context for the EDI results, as well as important information in its own right. It has been completed in 2005, 2008 and 2010.

Early Years System Integration
Hamilton’s Early Years services are intended to operate an integrated system that provides seamless service to children and their families. How successfully are we meeting that goal?

Family Support Programs
Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs), Parenting and Family Literacy Centres (PFLCs) and similar programs provide supports for children and families on a drop-in basis, as well as a range of workshops and other resources. 

Evaluations and Other Studies
Studies of the success of particular programs and studies seeking to answer specific questions about Hamilton’s Early Years sector.

For more information, contact the Early Years Research Team: eyrt@hamilton.ca


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