Assistant Superintendent Dean Grove presented the current results of the Early Development Instrument finding before the Flin Flon School Board members last night. EDI is a questionnaire used to assess the school readiness of children in kindergarten. Consisting of 104 questions the form is filled out every two years by teachers for each one of their kindergarten students. The EDI was first piloted in the province in 1999 and today it is collected in all 37 public school divisions. In summing up his presentation Grove stated the Flin Flon School Division is doing well compared to the provincial average, a direct reflection of the community’s awareness of the importance of preparing our children up to age five for school readiness. For further information on the EDI visit www.gov.mb.ca/healtychild/edi/.