About the Centre

The Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre (ECCRC) focuses on supporting early childhood well-being. The goal of the ECCRC is to ensure policy and practice are in place to support families across different environments. The ECCRC's approach to research is to work together with families, community, policy makers, and other researchers to bring together actionable knowledge and experience. Find out more about the Centre.

Research at the ECCRC is led by Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Early Childhood: Diversity and Transitions


We share the results of our research in different ways. Please see examples of our recent presentations, posters, videos, reports, and academic publications.


Providing the best start for our youngest generation is a growing social and economic priority in communities across Canada, including Nova Scotia. Check out our recent projects that support early childhood development.

About our Team

Our team includes staff and students (both at the undergraduate and graduate level) with different backgrounds and experiences. We foster an environment of collective learning through mentorship and teamwork. Find out more about our team.

Contact us

Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre
Centre for Applied Research in Human Health, 1st floor 
Mount Saint Vincent University 
166 Bedford Highway 
Halifax, Nova Scotia 
B3M 2J6  

Phone: 902-457-6553

Email: msvu.ca

New Report

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Read our new report to learn more about families' experiences with Nova Scotia's Pre-primary program, as well as Early Childhood Education students' perceptions on changes in opportunities through Pre-primary.

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