• A dynamic series of living textbooks.
  • SECD eMessage
  • Introduction to the Science of Early Child Development Course

The Science of Early Child Development (SECD) is a knowledge mobilization initiative designed to make current research accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the profound impact of the early years on lifelong health and well-being. 

Beginning as a tool to help share the emerging science about early brain development and its implications for practice across sectors, SECD has grown and developed into three online living textbooks, as well as other educational resources. Regularly updated, it brings research and concepts to life with hundreds of readings, videos, links, reflect questions and interactive activities. 

SECD's online living textbooks:

  • SECD - North American Edition
  • SECD - International Edition (contextualized for the majority world)
  • SECD - Introductory Edition (abridged version)

Colleges and universities use SECD in pre-entry, diploma, undergraduate and graduate programs as content for online and off-line courses. Government, community organizations and individuals use SECD for parent education workshops, staff training and professional development.

Red River College University of Toronto AKDN - Aga Khan Development Network