Check out some of the reports conducted at the ECCRC:

Facilitating Quality Early Learning Environments: Evaluation of Professional Development for Nova Scotia's Early Learning Curriculum Framework

Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework Professional Development Final Evaluation Report. McIsaac, J., McLean, C. 2020

  • The purpose of this report is to share findings from an evaluation of ELCF Professional Development (PD) initiative. The evaluation was conducted by Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac and Dr. Christine McLean with the Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre (ECCRC) at Mount Saint Vincent University on behalf of the DEECD. The aim of the evaluation was to examine the delivery of the training as well as the extent to which the ELCF PD influenced change in early childhood education practices within the sector.

Expanding Connections to Support Early Childhood Development in Nova Scotia

Mobilizing Connections to Build Early Childhood Partnerships in Nova Scotia. Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre. 2019.

  • Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners gathered at Mount Saint Vincent
    University to strengthen collaborations, promote collective learning, and identify
    ways to move forward in early childhood research, policy and practice.

Addressing the Achievement Gap Through Pre-Primary

Addressing the achievement gap through Pre-Primary: Exploring families’ experiences and future workforce expectations to support future implementation. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Turner, J., McLean. C., Harkins, MJ., Richard, B., Smith,M. 2019.

  • The purpose of this research was to provide formative information to support the implementation of Pre-Primary by elucidating the perceptions of potential workforce participants and the experiences of families with young children. Two objectives were explored:
    • To understand families’ experiences with Pre-Primary, their motivations for participation (or non-participation) and their needs for other supports for early childhood development.
    • To describe the perceptions of post-secondary students in Early Childhood Education (ECE)/Child and Youth Study (CYS) programs on the changes in workforce opportunities through Pre-Primary as well as their expectations of employment opportunities and career path options post-graduation.

Learn as We Grow: Evaluation of the Nova Scotia Early Years Centre

Learning as we Grow: Evaluation of the Nova Scotia Early Years Centre. Years 1, 2, 3 and 4. Available at the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Movement and Physical Promotion in Regulated Child Centres: An Assessment of Existing Environments and Practices within Nova Scotia

Movement and physical a promotion in regulated child care centres: An assessment of existing environments and practices within Nova Scotia. Kelly E, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Rossiter M. 2015.