The Early Learning Positive Deviance Initiative

The Early Learning Positive Deviance Initiative aims to identify factors associated with exceptional ELOM 4-5 outcomes for young children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, whom we refer to as “positive deviants”.

While reducing child poverty must remain a priority, we should simultaneously explore ways of levelling the playing field for young children entering school, even amidst poverty.

By leveraging these factors, we can design interventions that bridge the outcome gap across the socioeconomic spectrum. Positive Deviance (PD) is based on the concept that certain individuals or groups develop unique practices or behaviours that lead to improved outcomes compared to their peers facing similar challenges.

Download the summary report of quantitative and qualitative findings here.

Download the qualitative findings here.

Download the quantitative findings here.

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