About us

The goal of the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development (SKC-ECD) is to mobilize basic and applied ECD knowledge in an integrated way to promote the establishment of optimal conditions of development for all young children. Set up in 2007 thanks to a generous grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Strategic Knowledge Cluster contributes among other things to the Encyclopedia on Early Child Development. Its work is carried out through a pan-Canadian, multidisciplinary network of experts, students, service providers and organizations extending to the international arena.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee helps implement the orientations given by the Advisory and Scientific committees, and monitor the activities of the other committees.



Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee discusses, selects and formulates basic and applied questions relevant to the ECD issues; it also plans, implements, and evaluates strategies for knowledge mobilization, including policy advice.


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Editorial Advisors

Editorial Advisors review articles of new chapter. They provide advice regarding the scientific basis of these articles.

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Coordination Team

Our coordination team based in Montreal and Quebec City is composed of a part time general coordinator (Montreal), a full-time scientific coordinator (Quebec City), a part-time webmaster (Montreal) and a part-time documentalist (Montreal). These employees ensure a successful coordination of the different committees and timely follow up on various matters including students’ contributions.


Partners and Contributors

This venture could not succeed without the support and participation of its partners and collaborators. Researchers, students, service providers, research and knowledge-dissemination organizations collaborate to further the dissemination of ECD knowledge. 

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LAST UPDATE: 2019-01-14