on Early Childhood Development

This Encyclopedia, published on the Internet, is available free of charge. It covers topics related to the development of the child, from conception to the age of five, and presents the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.

List of Topics
to experts

For each topic, a series of articles written by internationally renowned experts presents the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.


For each topic, a synthesis is provided that addresses three questions:  How important is it? What do we know? What can be done?

Complete folders

A comprehensive document has been prepared for each topic that contains all the articles and the synthesis, for downloading.


Canadian practitioners, service planners and representatives from Aboriginal communities comment on the experts’ texts.

Key messages

Key messages for each topic, presented in a usable format, are geared towards parents and service providers.

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