Educators make many important decisions every day. The accuracy of those decisions is reflected in the gain or loss of instructional time, the organization and quality of instruction, and student progress and achievement.

home to school transition
The Early Years Evaluation (EYE) is an assessment framework used to identify the developmental skills of children aged 3 to 6 years
as they prepare for, and make the transition to, school. The EYE uses engaging play-based evaluation methods that children enjoy.

Providing educators with leading indicator data on child development is essential to maximizing the accuracy of educational planning
and design decisions. Providing timely, meaningful reports can also help parents prepare their children for the transition from home
to school.

The EYE measures can be used to:

  • Assess learning needs before entry, or shortly after entry, into Kindergarten;
  • Identify children who may benefit from additional experiences in a given domain;
  • Monitor the early childhood outcomes of a school, community, or province; and
  • Map the percentage of vulnerable children and relate it to the socio-economic climate of the region.

To learn about the EYE – Direct Assessment, click here.
To learn about the EYE – Teacher Assessment, click here.

EYE also has its own website with more in-depth information. To visit this page, please click here or go to