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- Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UT)
- School of Early Childhood (George Brown College)
- Dr. Eric Jackman Institute for Child Study (UT)
- Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development
- Science of Early Child Development (Red River College)
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto is an international leader in the research, teaching and study of issues that matter in education. For more than a century, OISE has transformed education in Ontario through the teaching of teachers, research, graduate studies, and through our leadership in educational policy and its impact on practice around the world. OISE offers an extensive Graduate Studies program leading to master's and doctoral degrees, one of the largest and most innovative Teacher Education programs in Canada, and Ontario's leading Continuing Education programs for teachers, educators and administrators.
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The School of Early Childhood at George Brown College prepares students to provide young children with the very best care and education. Building on its recognised strengths in applying theory and research in real settings, the Centre provides future early childhood educators with a solid foundation in the theory of childhood development and practical experience working with children and families.
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The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (ICS) has a tripartite mission: bringing together graduate teacher education, research, and exemplary education practices. The ICS runs the Laboratory School, a school dedicated to engaging children and their teachers in an educational experience that is enriched, innovative, and compelling. In addition, the ICS offers a Master of Arts Program in Child Study and Education that combines a Master of Arts degree with elementary teacher certification. Finally, the ICS houses the Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Centre, which is dedicated to the support of applied multidisciplinary research in child development.
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The mission of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) is to improve our knowledge of the social and emotional development of young children. The mandate of the CEECD is to foster the dissemination of scientific knowledge on: the social and emotional development of young children; and the policies and services that influence this development.
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Red River College’s Science of Early Child Development (SECD) project includes multi-media, interactive educational resources designed to share the science and information about the vital importance of the early years. From the latest research on brain development and the social determinants of health to topics such as literacy and the importance of play, SECD shows how the foundations of individuals and societies are formed in the early years. SECD resources have been developed by Red River College in partnership with the University of Toronto (the Atkinson Centre and the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development) and the Aga Khan Development Network. The growth and expansion of this initiative has been supported with generous funding from The Lawson Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation and World Bank. Additional support has been provided by The Conrad Hilton Family Foundation, The Bernard van Leer Foundation and The Winnipeg Foundation.
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