Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
Bulletins – Best Canadian Researchers Articles
Thematic Bulletin and Parenting Series

Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development

The SKC-ECD and the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) are working together at developing the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. This Encyclopedia identifies, evaluates and synthesizes the best scientific research on conditions favouring the optimal development of children from conception to the age of six, and disseminates this knowledge to a target audience of planners, public and community service providers, parents and policymakers. The Encyclopedia is available online free of charge. It covers a wide range of topics related to children’s early development and presents the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.

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Bulletins – Best Canadian Researchers Articles

These Bulletins feature the top 10 Canadian research papers on the social and emotional development of young children published each year.  

Volume 12, No.1 - December 2015:
Canadian Early Childhood Research has gone International!
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Volume 11, No.1 - December 2013:
2011-2012: The Best ECD Research in Canada: A Tribute to Clyde Hertzman 

Volume 10, No.1 - December 2011:
10 X 10: 100 Reasons to Celebrate ECD Research in Canada 
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Volume 9, No. 2 - December 2010:
Canadian ECD Research in 2009: Cash transfers, Stress, DNA Methylation and Health
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Volume 8, No. 1 - December 2009:
2001-2008: Eight Years of Recognizing the Best of ECD Research in Canada. A Time to Pause and Reflect
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Volume 7, No. 2 - December 2008:
From genes to child care: Top ten studies on ECD for 2007 


Thematic Bulletin

Volume 9, No. 1 - March 2010:
Prevention of Mental Illness : Why not start at the beginning?


Parenting Series

April 2011
Physical Activity in Early Childhood: Setting the Stage for Lifelong Healthy Habits 

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The World's Best Infrastructure for Child Development Statistics in Canada

This report, prepared in June 2009 by the Monitoring Committee of the Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre, offers five approaches that, when combined, may constitute the best system for monitoring the development of young children in Canada. French translation of this report was made possible thanks to the support of the Monitoring Network.


Inventory of Pregnancy and Birth Cohort studies

The Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Childhood Development (SKC-ECD), in partnership with the Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth Research Network (MICYRN) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), has compiled an Inventory of Pregnancy and Birth Cohort studies in Canada. The inventory lists Canadian cohort studies that are completed, ongoing, or in development. It provides detailed information on the content and design of such studies, and compares features amongst studies to facilitate both national and international comparisons. This initial version provides information on over 45 studies.

For a complete description of these tables, as well as more information on the rationale behind the inventory and its objectives, please visit:

For more information on the inventory, please contact Pierre Turcotte by phone at 613-941-0946 or by email



LAST UPDATE: 2019-01-14