Key resources available include the Ontario Rourke Baby Record, the NDDS® (Nipissing District Developmental Screen) and the Early Child Development and Parenting Resource System Pathway, which lists community services
Network of national, regional and local organizations that work on child and family issues
Reports on learning, systematic reviews, and state-of-the-field reviews specifically addressing early childhood issues that can be useful for both researchers and practitioners.
Publishes a newsletter, annual reports and accounts, reports, and consultation responses, all focused on research and innovation in education and social policy.
Report of the Expert Panel on the 18-Month Well-Baby Visit.
This report includes clinical practice recommendations that have been incorporated into the enhanced visit.
This comprehensive report provides key data on child care and kindergarten across Canada. It tracks child care spaces, financing, quality issues and public policy developments at the provincial/territorial and federal levels.
This profile is a source of concise information on the health of children and youth prenatally to age 20, compiled through consultation with experts in many fields. It accessibly covers a range of community health indicators, with graphs, chapters and commentaries focusing on: pregnancy, birth and infancy, preschool children, school-aged children, youth, income inequality, mental health and well-being, children and youth with disabilities, Aboriginal children and youth, and children's environmental health.
Literature review of child care research focused on the areas of development most relevant to mental health
This report to the Premier of Ontario by the Special Advisor on Early Learning, Charles E. Pascal, provides the foundation for the province's plan to implement full-day learning for 4- and 5-year olds in Ontario.
This comprehensive report examines the many ways in which the structural, functional and affective dimensions of family life have changed.
In this article, the authors identify the most promising strategies for enhancing the development of vulnerable children, and then discuss the cost effectiveness of targeted programs and whether they provide the expected social returns that would justify these investments.
The goal of this special issue is to highlight how developmental research has improved children and youth's physical, mental and socioemotional health, and to show the importance of an emerging "translational research agenda" in developmental science.
In this article, the author addresses the question of early childhood intervention programs from three perspectives: 1) The developmental outcomes of children identified as vulnerable due to environmental circumstances, 2) The processes underlying the links between environmental circumstances and child competencies, and 3) The efficacy of early childhood intervention programs for altering vulnerable children's success in school and beyond.
Based on the strong consensus that high-quality early childhood development (ECD) programs yield substantial payoffs, this book argues for investment in high-quality ECD programs to improve the quality of life of millions of children, reduce crime, make the workforce of the future more productive and strengthen the whole economy.
This research report presents a review of the international evidence regarding the effectiveness of parenting support programs. It provides a wide overview of these programs by exploring the scientific research on their effectiveness in an effort to inform practice and policy.
This paper briefly presents the demonstrable benefits of high-quality early education programs in order to highlight the potential of these kinds of programs. The authors stress the importance of the quality of the programs developed.
This evaluation of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) looks at whether it has been effective at improving selected maternal and child health outcomes. The study involved presenting options for analysis of routinely collected quantitative data from program participants and analysis of the data reporting.