EXPERIENCES & CONTEXT: THE KINDERGARTEN PARENT SURVEY (KPS)
The Standardized Kindergarten Parent Survey (English) [ PDF file, 8 pages, 50 Kb]
The Standardized Kindergarten Parent Survey (French) [ PDF file, 8 pages, 55 Kb]
KPS 2008 Poster [ PDF file, 2 pages, 93 Kb]
The need for more information on family characteristics and experiences of children before entering kindergarten led to the development of a Kindergarten Parent Survey (KPS) which can be used as a companion document to the EDI (Janus et al, 2007). In 2003, the OCCS developed one such instrument, a parent survey, in collaboration with the Halton Region and Halton District School Boards.
To provide context for understanding the outcomes of the EDI, parents’ perspective is gathered through the 8-page KPS survey. This initiative is undertaken concurrently with the collection of the teacher completed EDI. The Kindergarten Parent Survey has a set of core questions divided into seven sections. The local participating communities have the option to add community-related questions tailored to community context. The KPS is a useful companion tool to the EDI as it provides information to assist communities in interpretation of EDI results.
The core KPS consists of seven sections:
- Child Health and Development
- Child Care
- Senior Kindergarten
- Background Information