Narrowing the gap between research & practice
The Science of Early Child Development (SECD) is a dynamic, online multimedia resource presenting some of the most recent and relevant research into early human development and population health. New findings about early brain development and the unfolding of genetic potential emphasize the vital importance of nurturing responsive care and everyday experience for young children. SECD is a knowledge mobilization initiative based on a developmental health perspective designed to make current research accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the profound impact of the early years on lifelong health and wellbeing.
There are hundreds of captioned videos that give voice to the resource through images of children and practitioners, and brief interviews with some of the most significant researchers in the field of early child development. Current reports, articles, and bulletins provide depth of understanding while engaging, interactive activities help the user in reviewing and consolidating key concepts.
From the latest research into brain development and the social determinants of health to the societal impact of social gradients, this resource shows how the foundations of individuals and societies are formed in the early years. Anyone whose work relates to early childhood health and development or is concerned with the profound impact that this period has for children and communities will find this a valuable resource.