The 2012 Québec Survey of Child Development in Kindergarten

Enquête québécoise sur le développement des enfants à la maternelle 2012

This publication presents the main findings of the Québec Survey of Child Development in Kindergarten 2012 (QSCDK) for Québec as a whole and its regions. It deals, in particular, with some of the characteristics of children in kindergarten and the proportion of vulnerable children according to five domains of development: physical health and well-being; social competence; emotional maturity; cognitive and language development; and communication skills and general knowledge.

Conducted with approximately 4000 teachers in over 1600 elementary schools (French-speaking and English-speaking, public and private) in Québec’s 17 administrative regions, this large-scale survey provides reliable data on the children enrolled in kindergarten for 5-year-olds full time in 2011-2012. Nearly 65 000 questionnaires were completed by the teachers between February and May 2012.

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