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Jane Bertrand

Email: janebertrand@rogers.com

Jane Bertrand is the Program Director for the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation and a member of the Directing Committee of the Centre for Excellence for Early Childhood Development. She is a former Professor at the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, Toronto. Jane is the author of the textbook, Essentials of Early Childhood Education (Canadian Editions). Jane was the principal researcher/writer on the Early Years Study 1, 2 and 3. She is a contributing author of the Science of Early Child Development (www.scienceofecd.com) and was a member of the Toronto First Duty Research and Development team from the Atkinson Centre.

Representative publications

Bertrand J. Preschool programs: effective curriculum. Comments on Melhuish and Barnes, Kagan and Kauerz, Schweinhart, and Leseman. Rev. ed. Melhuish E, topic ed. In: Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Peters RDeV, eds. Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development; 2012:1-8. Available at: http://www.child- encyclopedia.com/documents/BertrandANGxp2.pdf.

Jamieson, J., Bertrand, J., Elfenbaum, M., & Koshyk, J. (Eds.). (2012). The science of early child development (3rd ed.). [Online resource]. Winnipeg, MB: Red River College. Contributors: Brian Harrison, Elin Ibrahim, Ashley Stewart-Tufescu

Gwestwicki, C. & Bertrand, J. (2011) Essentials of early childhood education 4th Canadian Edition. Toronto, ON: ITP Nelson

Bertrand, J. (2009) So many words, so little action. Pediatirics and Child Health. December 2009, Volume 14 Issue 10: 658-659

Halfon, N., Russ, S, Oberklaid, F., Bertrand, J. & Eisenstadt, N. (2009) An international comparison of early childhood initiatives: From services to systems. The Commonwealth Fund

Bertrand, J. (2008) Understanding, managing and leading early child development programs. Toronto: ITP Nelson

Bertrand, J, Williams R, Ford-Jones L (2008) Social paediatrics and early child development - the practical enhancements: Part 2 Pediatrics and Child Health December 2008 Volume 13 Issue 10: 857-861

Corter, C., Patel, S., Pelletier, J. & Bertrand, J. (2008). The Early Development Instrument as an evaluation and improvement tool for school-based, integrated services for young children and parents: the Toronto First Duty Project. Early Education and Development. Volume 19, Issue 5 September 2008, pages 773 – 794.

Bertrand, J., & Michals, D. (2007) Literature Review and Environmental Scan. Prepared for the Training Strategy Project. Ottawa,ON: Child Care Human Resources Sector Council.

Bertrand, J., & Corter, C. (2007) Literature Review on Early Childhood Measurement. Toronto,ON: Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care.

Hertzman, C. & Bertrand, J. (2007) Children in poverty and the use of Early Child Development Instrument mapping to improve their worlds. October 2007. Pediatrics and Child Health. Volume 12, Issue 8. 687 - 692.

Bertrand, J (2007) Measuring early child development in Canada: Longitudinal Research. Young, M.E. (Ed.) Early Child Development. Washington, DC: World Bank

Corter, C., Bertrand, J., Pelletier, J., Griffin, T., McKay, D., Patel, S., &  Ioannone, P. (2006) Evidence-based Understanding of Integrated Foundations for Early Childhood. Toronto: Atkinson Centre at OISE/UT

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