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    Are experiences for families with young children in BC improving?

    The CHEQ 2022 COVID-19 Rapid Report summarizes the data collected from parents and caregivers of kindergarten children in both the fall of 2021 and 2022, with the inclusion of additional questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their experiences.

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    Latest data show that one in three kindergarten children still vulnerable in BC

    The latest wave (Wave 8) of Early Instrument Data (EDI) data collected by the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) shows that one in three children in BC were arriving at kindergarten vulnerable, or developmentally behind, in one or more of the core areas important to their future success.

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    New funding awarded to Pan-Canadian research collaborative to explore the connection between early childhood outcomes and recent investments in poverty-reduction and early learning

    Researchers from the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University, in partnership with researchers from UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), and the University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan and Mount Saint Vincent University, have been awarded an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), to investigate the effects of … Continued

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    How is the pandemic impacting children, families and educators in BC? New data help explore the emerging story

    As yet another school year draws to an end, HELP is considering what we are learning through ongoing research into the impacts of the pandemic on children, parents and teachers. The disruption of regular routines and support systems has affected children and youth, along with parents and educators across the province’s K-12 education system.

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    HELP faculty and affiliates share insights and recommendations for better learning environments, access to mental health care

    As we continue to learn more about the impacts of the pandemic — along with the effects of other persistent socio-economic stressors — understanding and addressing the increasing mental health issues facing young populations requires innovation in research, policy and practice.