Early Childhood Development (Human Early Learning Partnership)

This Mapping Portal houses a wide collection of maps, datasets, and other useful tools related to early child development (ECD) in British Columbia.

This includes ongoing results from the Early Development Instrument (EDI), which is a province-wide survey of the developmental health of five-year olds. This site is maintained by the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) as the primary portal for geographic data related to early child development planning.

The Early Childhood Development (ECD) Mapping Project is a core initiative of HELP. It brings together academic, government and community partners to help us understand early child development in neighbourhoods across British Columbia. The project develops neighbourhood-based maps in three main areas:
1. child development (school readiness)
2. socio-economic characteristics
3. community assets and resources (in partnership with local coalitions).

 Library
Maps & Profiles Find and download finished provincial and community EDI maps. Includes community profiles & local contact details.
Interactive Maps Make and print your own customized EDI maps using our online mapping tools. Help tools are provided.
Data Find and download EDI data files for your own use (either in mapping, or in your own data analysis).
Frequently Asked Questions Find out more about the Early Development Instrument (EDI), how data is collected and processed, mapping procedures and other important items.
Publications
Complete List Find and download selected major publications produced by HELP and CHSPR.
BC Atlas of Child Development The BC Atlas of Child Development provides new insights about the "geography of opportunity" for young children's health & well being.
Toolkit A summary and downloadable copy of the Community Mapping Toolkit, a publication aimed at communities using finished maps as a planning tool.
Contact us
Contact us Get in touch with us to provide a comment, make a data or map request, or ask a question.