About the Centre

The Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre (ECCRC) engages families, as well as partners in policy and practice in research and evaluation to enhance early childhood well-being. The goal of the ECCRC is to ensure policy and practice are in place to support families across different early learning environments. 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 members are committed to conducting rigorous research and evaluation to support early childhood well-being. We foster an environment of collective learning through mentorship and teamwork. Find out more about our team and current job opportunities.

Contact Us

Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre
Centre for Applied Research in Human Health
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax NS B3M 2J6

Phone: 902-457-6553

Email: msvu.ca

Upcoming Events

Dr. Isabel Smith will be hosting a seminar on Early Intervention for Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder on Oct. 28th. Visit our event page for details.



We are proud to be a 2019/2020 Development/Innovative (D/I) Grant recipient. Together with partners, and using a Knowledge-to-Action Framework, the ECCRC seeks to use this D/I grant to build a research program to support healthy eating practices across early learning environments.

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