The Science of Early Child Development is a resource of global concern. Beginning as a partnership between Red River College and the Atkinson Centre and the Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto, the Science of ECD has developed into a multi-edition resource that has been adapted for use for different contexts around the world.
Jamieson, J., Bertrand, J., Elfenbaum, M., & Koshyk, J. (Eds.). (2012). The science of early child development (3rd ed.). [Online resource]. Winnipeg, MB: Red River College.
Contributors: Brian Harrison, Elin Ibrahim, Ashley Stewart-Tufescu
"The program has supported our integrative approach to brain development. Rather than having one specific course connected with the resource, we have embedded the science of ECD throughout the two year program. It is present in courses dealing with child development, curriculum, and issues in quality, strengthening, reinforcing and weaving essential concepts throughout the whole program. While there are many positive elements of the program, one that we have appreciated is the opportunity for faculty and staff to engage with content through various levels of complexity, from introductory to advanced".
– Goranka Vukelich, Chair, Child Development and Education Studies, Conestoga College
"At Sault College, we use particular components of the Science of ECD modules in various courses, for example, in our Child Development, Teaching Methods, Infant Toddler Care and Education, and, Quality Assurance in ECE Settings courses. This resource contains materials that are interactive and engaging, with the use of video and audio clips, up-to-date articles, reflective questions and games to solidify students’ learning. It lends itself to the variety of learning styles that we encounter in the college classroom. Students appreciate purchasing one resource that is used in more than one course and is easily accessible in their preparation for assignments or to research a particular topic of interest.”.
- Andrea Welz, Early Childhood Education Program, Sault College