Kids are growing up with greater access to electronic devices than ever before. It’s not surprising for children to unlock an iPad before they can talk. Continue reading Restrict screen time, says study using Chinese EDI
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in 2016 stating repeated or lengthy exposures to general anesthesia may harm brain development in children under 3. Continue reading University of Manitoba study questions FDA warning about anesthesia
Ontario began to roll out full-day kindergarten in 2010. Since then more than one million children have enrolled. Continue reading Queen’s University study examines Ontario full-day kindergarten
Antisocial behaviour can pass on from one generation to the next. New research shows the seeds may already be planted by the time a child enters school. Continue reading Parental criminality and early childhood aggression
Home visiting programs are one of the most widespread family interventions. However, not a lot is known about how effective they are scaled up to the population level in the real world. Continue reading Can the Families First Home Visiting Program reduce child maltreatment and improve child development?
Child mental health promotion usually focuses on reducing problems. But focusing on psychological strengths can potentially improve positive mental health as well. Continue reading What builds positive mental health?
Nova Scotia’s experience with the EDI began over ten years ago, with the Understanding the Early Years (UEY), the national initiative aimed at strengthening the capacity of communities to use quality local research to help them make decisions to enhance children’s lives. Continue reading History of the EDI in Nova Scotia
Taking your child to the hospital for an infection is scary. But the risk might not end at discharge. Continue reading How an early infection can last long after it’s gone
The EDI team is very proud to releasea new video highlighting the EDI and the importance of the early years . Continue reading The EDI and the Early Years video