Understanding the MDI
Building communities where children thrive
starts with understanding how they live.
We’re all working to ensure children in the middle years have the opportunity to thrive. We believe that doing this successfully starts with being fully informed: How are our children doing right now, and how is this changing over time?
That’s why using a standardized measurement like the MDI, which is sensitive to the complexity of development during the middle years, can be a critical first step in your change efforts.
Making MDI Data Work for the City
In this video, Daljit Gill-Badesha, Healthy Communities & Child-Youth Manager for the City of Surrey, shares her experience using MDI data to drive the development of a middle years municipal program, the MyZone After School Drop In initiative.
Visit the City of Surrey’s website to learn more about the MyZone initiative.
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