The Heart-Mind Index provides a population-level snapshot of Heart-Mind well-being of children in British Columbia communities, in their early years. The Heart-Mind Index was developed by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education in partnership with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP). It draws on the
work HELP has led for the last 12 years with the Early Development Instrument (EDI)—a population level developmental survey that is used with kindergarten children in British Columbia every year.
Still in development, the Heart-Mind Index is:
- A way of shining light on an aspect of child development
- A population monitoring tool
- Uses existing Early Development Instrument data
- Based on a subset of an existing data set built over 10 years by the Human Early Learning Partnership