The CHEQ is an innovative way to capture and report on children’s experiences in their early environments prior to Kindergarten. The CHEQ focuses on experiences in specific areas of development that are strongly linked to your child’s health and well-being, education and social outcomes.

The information from the CHEQ helps communities understand how and where to provide support and services to children and families prior to Kindergarten; it also helps schools in planning for individual needs as well as classroom and school level planning. 

The Langley School District is pleased to partner with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), a research institute at the University of British Columbia, to do the Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (CHEQ). Parents/caregivers of a Kindergarten student in Langley School District are invited to fill out the CHEQ in September 2021. Your cooperation and support is appreciated.

To participate:

  • Please watch for letters emailed to you from the District starting the week of September 20th.
  • You will receive more information as well as ‘magic links’ that will take you to the parent/guardian consent letter (translated versions above) and questionnaire which will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Need help?

If you have any technical questions, please contact Michelle Smith (mismith@sd35.bc.ca).

If you would like more information about the purpose behind the survey, or how the results will be used, please contact Lisa Lainchbury at llainchbury@sd35.bc.ca.

If you need support with translation, please contact Joanne Neveux at jneveux@sd35.bc.ca.

  • What is CHEQ?

    The Childhood Experience Questionnaire (CHEQ) is:

    • An innovative way to capture and report on children’s experiences in their early environments prior to Kindergarten.
    • It is completed by parents or caregivers at the beginning of the school year.
    • It is completed during a designated time at the child’s school or online at home.
    • The CHEQ takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
    • The CHEQ gathers information on children’s experiences that are important to their healthy development and well-being.
    • Information from the CHEQ is summarized in individual, classroom, school and district reports.
    • The CHEQ is used by schools and communities to provide targeted supports and services to children and their families.