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ERIC Number: ED505471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 45
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-6623-5001-4
Early Childhood Development in the Dixie Bloor Community of Mississauga, Ontario. Understanding the Early Years.
Human Resources Development Canada
Understanding the Early Years (UEY) is a national research initiative. It provides communities with information to enable them to make informed decisions about the best policies and most appropriate programs for Canadian families with young children. This report is based on one of seven communities studied in 2001-2002. Children's outcomes were assessed in physical health and well-being, cognitive skills, and behavioural measures. The evaluation comprised measures for: (1) Family background (including information on parental income, level of education, and occupational status); (2) Family processes (such as positive parenting practices, engagement in learning activities, family functioning, and maternal mental health); and (3) Community factors (including social support and social capital, neighbourhood quality and safety, use of recreational, cultural, and educational resources, and residential stability.) Data for the report were derived from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) Community Study, the Early Development Instrument (EDI), and NLSCY and EDI data collected from across the UEY communities. Dixie-Bloor findings include: (1) Lower than average provincial or national level of low income families; (2) Children in Dixie-Bloor fare well in social knowledge and competence; (3) High prevalence of low language test scores (3 times national norms), reflecting a high percentage of recent immigrants to the community; (4) Prevalence of hyperactive children was high; (5) Strong neighbourhood quality and parental engagement; and (6) Low family functioning, social support and other community factors. (Contains 18 footnotes, 15 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Development Canada, Applied Research Branch
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test