ECCRC’s Reconciliation Statement
The discoveries of the remains found at the sites of former Residential Schools have sparked much reflection and discussion at the ECCRC about our responsibility toward truth and reconciliation. Please read our full statement.
CRC-led research centre at MSVU informing change in early childhood policy and programs
“Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Tier II Canada Research Chair and Director of the Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre (ECCRC) at Mount Saint Vincent University, started at the university with an idea and three goals.”
Learn more about how the ECCRC began and how far it as grown in just four years.
How are Atlantic Canadian families experiencing the pandemic? Preliminary results from survey 2
The ECCRC launched a second survey to learn about the impacts of the pandemic on Atlantic Canadian families with young children in March/April 2021. Our team has illustrated the preliminary results in the form of an infographic.
ECCRC Team working from home in response to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions
The Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre team works remotely, as per the Government of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Health recommendations on preventative measures against COVID-19. If you have broader questions relating to COVID-19 and Mount Saint Vincent University’s planning, we encourage you to visit: MSVU Coronavirus Information.
Data Systems for Early Childhood Development in Atlantic Canada
The ECCRC is hosting a series of collective discussions amongst early childhood policymakers, researchers, and practitioners from across Atlantic Canada to share current progress and explore aspirations for the future. The goal is to build an understanding of current research efforts and to explore opportunities for Atlantic Canadian professionals to work together in collaborative research. There will be five collective discussions facilitated by Dr. Magdalena Janus (McMaster University), Dr. David Philpott (NL), Dr. Gregory Paterson (NB-IRDT, UNB), Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac (MSVU), and Dr. Bill Montelpare (UPEI).
All sessions are recorded and Mo Dresch illustrates beautiful graphics to summarize the conversations, which the ECCRC includes in a graphic summary.
This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
ECCRC launches follow-up survey on pandemic impact on Atlantic Canadian families
In an effort to better understand how Atlantic Canadian families have been adapting and adjusting to impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic over the past year, ECCRC created and launched a survey to explore these topics. We invited families living in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, with children eight-years-old or younger, to participate in this research study. Stay tuned for the results.
The ECCRC is thankful for the response from local media!
Responsive Feeding Practices in Early Learning Programs: Strategies for Enhancing Healthy Eating Among Young Children
As a part of the SSHRC Exchange Connections grant and three-part virtual seminar series, Dr. Misty Rossiter (UPEI) and Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac (MSVU), discussed what’s happening now in early childhood programs to support responsive feeding, and the areas needing more attention to support healthy eating among young children. They shared key strategies for enhancing responsive feeding environments for young children to provide tangible actions for early childhood educators.
The seminar took place on April 22nd.
As a prequel to the webinar, Drs. Rossiter and McIsaac shared 5 strategies for enhancing healthy eating among young children.
View the previous two seminars: Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Communication Between ECEs and Families to Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development and How Are Maritime Families Experiencing the Pandemic? Building a Connection Between ECEs and Families During COVID-19.
COVID-19 Survey Infographics
Recent findings from our first COVID-19 survey and preliminary results from our COVID-19 Maritime Family interviews 1 & 2 can be found in the form of infographics.
Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac featured in MSVU Research Minute
The MSVU Research Office featured Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac in their Research Minute series. Dr. McIsaac discusses the ECCRC and explains the three objectives that govern our work: Population-level evaluation, leveraging family voice, and knowledge mobilization.
Positive Solutions for Families Project funded by PHAC: Mental Health Promotion-Innovation Fund
We are pleased to announce that our team was granted funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada: Mental Health Promotion–Innovation Fund. For more information on our recent funding, click here: Supporting young children through federal funding. For more specific information on our Positive Solutions for Families project, dedicated to promoting positive parenting practices to support the social, emotional health of children, access our Positive Solutions for Families page.
Positive Solutions for Families interview results can be found in the form of an infographic!
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