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
Over the last decade there is a slight upwards trend in the percent of Ontario kindergartners vulnerable in at least one domain of their development. However, children are improving in two key domains of their development. Continue reading Decade of Ontario EDI results released
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
Preschool services provide many benefits for children, but many studies lack socioeconomic data to see whether these benefits are equal for all children. Continue reading Does preschool benefit everyone equally?
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
The EDI is a key piece of a new government initiative to track and report on health inequalities. Continue reading EDI included in Health Inequalities Data Tool
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