A field guide to well-being
in Middle Childhood
We believe there’s strength in numbers.
Positive experiences in middle childhood build the foundation for healthy adolescence and adulthood. Through our partnerships with schools and communities to collect and share rich data through the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI), we can work to build a future in which all children have the opportunity to truly thrive.
Let the Data Lead You to Discovery.
DiscoverMDI is your Field Guide to understanding and supporting the middle-years children in your schools and communities.
Understanding the MDI
Discover how the MDI works, what it measures, and how you can make use of your local data.
Making Change with the MDI
With data in hand, you can begin to plan for positive change in your schools and communities.
“The MDI provides a 360 degree perspective into a child’s world of social and emotional development, perceptions of school culture and climate, peer and adult relationships, academic experiences and connections to the community. “
–Peter Dubinsky, Burnaby School District
Tools & Stories
Questions about the MDI?
Ask Away. We’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
Share Your Story
Let us help you share your ideas, tools, and stories for making change in schools and communities.
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