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.


Understanding aggressive behaviour Health

Understanding aggressive behaviour

Early childhood is a critical period for learning how to control aggressive behaviours. And it is possible to intervene at the right time to channel these behaviours

January 15, 2012
Parent-child attachment Family life

Parent-child attachment

Feelings of trust and security help your child to become independent and face the challenges of childhood and more difficult situations. The parent-child attachment is all about trust.

November 13, 2011
Crying: Listen, they're talking to you! Health

Crying: Listen, they're talking to you!

Crying is the main way of communicating for babies less than 3 months old. When your baby “communicates” a lot, are you trying to figure out what he’s trying to tell you?

November 6, 2011
Tobacco use during pregnancy Health

Tobacco use during pregnancy

Newborns who have been exposed to tobacco during pregnancy generally weigh less, are smaller in height, and have smaller heads and brains. Something to seriously think about.

August 19, 2011
How childhood abuse gets under the skin Health

How childhood abuse gets under the skin

Early life environment can produce chemical changes in the genes that affect brain development, and these changes may help explain why abuse and neglect early in life results in a high risk for suicidal behaviour years later.

August 14, 2011
Caring for crying Baby

Caring for crying

Parents are often given conflicting advice about whether to apply a “scheduled” approach to baby care, or follow their infants’ demands. A recent study looked at the impact of different parenting approaches on infant crying and sleeping.

May 22, 2011
A recipe for healthy eating Diet

A recipe for healthy eating

Eating well is about choosing the right foods, but also about creating a nice atmosphere to make healthy eating a fun time for the entire family.

April 12, 2011