(Early Development Instrument)

The EDI is a questionnaire completed by teachers for all Kindergarten children in all 37 public school divisions. The EDI provides a population-based, community-level measure of how well communities are preparing Manitoba’s children for school.

The EDI measures school readiness in five areas of early childhood development:

  • Physical Health and Well-Being
  • Social Competency
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Language and Cognitive Development and Communication Skills
  • General Knowledge

The EDI helps us answer the following questions:

  • Are Manitoba children getting what they need in their first years of life?
  • How ready are Manitoba’s children when they begin school?

The current EDI results are not available. For more information, go to

Early Development Instrument (EDI) | Province of Manitoba (

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