Our Early Development Index (EDI) Spotlight No. 2 delves into one of the developmental domains: Language and Cognitive Development.
Language & Cognitive Development measures vocabulary size and a child’s ability to name letters and recognize letter sounds within words. Cognitive skills involve the ways in which children perceive, organize, and analyze information.
EDI in Action
- The public libraries in Garden Grove have used EDI to help identify the activities they offer families in their toddler and preschool-age story time sessions to support children’s literacy skill development.
- The Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative used the EDI in the planning process for their Playful Learning Landscapes project. They used the data to decide the neighborhoods where playground installations will be laid to support STEM skills development in parks and open spaces.
For more information, visit first5oc.org.