Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD)

Centre d'excellence pour le développement des jeunes enfants (CEDJE)

The mandate of the CEECD is to foster the dissemination of scientific knowledge on the development of young children with an emphasis, but not exclusively, on the social and emotional development and on the services and policies that influence this development.


Starting school on the right foot School

Starting school on the right foot

Children start developing the skills that will help them in school from the first years of life. Parents and childcare workers play a role in helping children get ready for school.

August 21, 2023
Why do babies cry? Baby

Why do babies cry?

For parents of newborns, the increased and often inconsolable crying of their infants during the first few months of life can be a frustrating and stressful experience.

May 9, 2022
Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Health

Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

New evidence suggests that crying is indeed what triggers some parents to shake their babies. Equipping them with coping strategies may help reduce the incidence of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

March 28, 2022
Discipline: How much is enough? Health

Discipline: How much is enough?

A loving attitude, clear rules and applying the consequences that were stated will encourage the development of positive behaviours in children.

October 21, 2019
Parenting matters Family life

Parenting matters

How parents act toward and respond to their children plays a crucial part in their children's social, emotional and cognitive development. What makes parents parent the way they do? What programs are most effective at enhancing parenting skills?

November 21, 2012