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 second province-wide implementation of the EDI has taken place in Quebec, and the results show 27.7% of children are vulnerable in at least one area of their development. This is an increase from the 2012 collection, which showed 25.6% of children were vulnerable. Continue reading Results released for Quebec Survey of Child Development in Kindergarten
Where you live can play a major role in your health. It can also play a major role in how your children develop. Continue reading CanNECD studies how neighbourhoods help and hinder child development
The Early Development Instrument has been included in Hamilton’s 2018 Vital Signs report as a key measure of the city’s health. Continue reading EDI featured in Hamilton Vital Signs report
McMaster University’s 30th annual Psychiatry Research Day took place on May 2, 2018 at Mohawk College.
This year’s theme was Risk and Resilience in Child and Youth Mental Health.
The Offord Centre’s Canadian Neighbourhoods and Early Child Development (CanNECD) study attempts to determine the role neighbourhoods play in children’s development. In some Canadian neighbourhoods only 2% of children are struggling, while in others roughly 75% struggle. The CanNECD study focuses largely on the socioeconomic factors that contribute to this disparity. Continue reading Does the built environment contribute to children’s development?
Social-emotional skills play an important role in a child’s ability to succeed in school. These skills help with how a child adjusts to kindergarten and can help facilitate learning. New research from Australia focuses on two specific types of social-emotional behaviour to see the role they play in later academic achievement. Continue reading The roles of anxious and prosocial behavior in early academic performance
The history of the EDI in Ontario is a history of the EDI itself. From consulting with educators in Toronto on the EDI items to implementing across the entire province in 2015, Ontario has played a crucial role in the EDI’s success. Continue reading Twenty years of the EDI in Ontario
Sleep is incredibly important for children’s development. Getting 11-12 hours of sleep a day is associated with healthy development. Whereas getting too little sleep is associated with a host of problems. Continue reading Does a mother’s sleep during pregnancy affect children’s development?
The Children & Families Commission of Orange County has published a toolkit for parents to help them support their children’s healthy development. Continue reading Parent toolkit aimed at helping children’s development