Reports


Early Years Study 4: Thriving Kids, Thriving Society

February 2020 The Early Years Study, authored by the Honourable Margaret McCain and Dr. Fraser Mustard in 1999, recommended early child development and parenting centres linked to the school system and sensitive to local communities. This led to a series of reports which have resulted in meaningful policy change in...

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ELCC Innovation ToolKit

The Atkinson Centre is sharing innovative approaches to early learning and child care in Canada. This extensive review of Canadian research is organized into an "ELCC Innovation ToolKit" identifying the types of innovation and the existing Canadian evidence that supports it. The ELCC Innovation ToolKit identifies innovations in the following...

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Outdoor Play

Read all about this new topic from our grantee, the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, and find out what they know about, and what can be done to promote the value of outdoor play. Access the topic HERE

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Nova Scotia Learning as we grow: Evaluation of the Pre-primary Program and Early Years Centres

Round 1 Report: 2016 Year 2 Report: 2017 Year 3 Report: 2018 Year 4 Family Survey, Preliminary Findings: 2019 Year 4 Overall Report: 2019 Apprendre en grandissant : Évaluation du programme de prématernelle et des centres de la petite enfance Partie 1 : 2016 Rapport pour la deuxième année :...

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Early childhood services that work for children, families and islanders - Update March 2019

March 2019 CHANCES (Caring, Helping, And Nurturing, Children Every Step) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing child development and parent supports for children from prenatal to 11 years and their families. CHANCES, in partnership with the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Inc., completed a six-year research project (2012 – 2018) to...

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