Your invitation: The EDI project 2019/20

HELP is pleased to invite school districts and independent schools to partner with us in the Early Development Instrument (EDI) project for the 2019-2020 school year. Information from the EDI has proven essential to educators, school districts, health professionals, early years care providers, and community members in planning programs and services for children and families.

To date, and since the inception of the EDI, we have collected data for over 291,000 Kindergarten students in BC. We have one of the world’s best data sets on children’s development as they start school. It wouldn’t be possible to have this robust set of data without involvement from school districts and independent schools.

For more information about the EDI or how to participate, please contact Brandon Schulmeister at or by phone at 604-822-3361. Brandon is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please note the deadline to participate is October 15, 2019.