Community Factors Influencing How Children are Prepared to Learn for Kindergarten

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) Project is a neighborhood-level population measure administered in kindergarten that gauges the development of young children within the context of their community.

Erikson has completed the pilot phase and this groundbreaking tool is now available for communities. This project, the first of its kind in Illinois, extends our commitment to improving the lives of young children by illuminating opportunities for community-driven policy recommendations.

The EDI Project will not implement data collection during the 2020-2021 school year but will continue providing virtual tailored coaching and training for community partners in preparation for data collection during the 2021-2022 school year. Learn More.