The Ontario government has released its annual Early Years and Child Care report and for the second year it features EDI data.Continue reading Ontario Early Years and Child Care report features EDI
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The state of early child development in Canada
A group of researchers from the University of Manitoba, McMaster University, and the University of British Columbia have written a discussion paper for the Public Health Agency of Canada on the current state and future direction of early child development in Canada.
Early Childhood Development in Canada: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions
The discussion paper aims to summarize the current state of knowledge on early childhood development, based on the set of indicators in the Canadian Institute of Child Health’s 2017 Profile on the Health of Canada’s Children and Youth.
The paper describes how certain family factors impact the early years of children’s lives, including:
- demographic characteristics
- income and employment status
- family and community characteristics
- access to and use of health services
- health status
The paper concludes with an overview of current policies, programs, and interventions that support early childhood development in Canada.
Poverty and early childhood outcomes
The rate of poverty in Canada is dropping. From 2016 to 2017 the percentage of the population living below Canada’s Official Poverty Line went from 10.6% to 9.5%. Continue reading Poverty and early childhood outcomes
EDI included as measure of Southwestern Ontario health
Southwestern Public Health, the organization that covers Oxford, Elgin, and St. Thomas, has released a new report on the current health status of people in the region. Continue reading EDI included as measure of Southwestern Ontario health
How does a parent’s chronic illness impact their child?
Chronic physical illnesses are complex, lengthy, and difficult to treat. People dealing with this type of illness often experience impaired physical and social functioning, as well as reduced well-being. Because of these issues, the impact of a physical illness often reaches beyond an individual to his or her immediate family. Continue reading How does a parent’s chronic illness impact their child?
Results from 2018 AEDC collection released
Canadian Children’s Health in Context Study reveals impacts of SES on children with health disorders
A health disorder – either mental, such as autism or anxiety, or physical, such as asthma – early in life can have a big impact on the developmental trajectory of a child. Continue reading Canadian Children’s Health in Context Study reveals impacts of SES on children with health disorders
The intergenerational effects of teenage pregnancy on child development
Children born to teen mothers generally perform worse on school readiness assessments than children born to adult mothers. What isn’t known is whether this relationship extends to the grandchildren of these teen mothers. Continue reading The intergenerational effects of teenage pregnancy on child development
Can early social-emotional functioning predict later mental health issues?
New EDI resource: EDI Implementation Toolkit
The EDI team at the Offord Centre for Child Studies has published a new resource for those working with the EDI and interested in learning more about the instrument. Continue reading New EDI resource: EDI Implementation Toolkit