The Atkinson Centre is supported by the 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, the Atkinson Charitable Foundation and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation.
The Atkinson Centre promotes research on child development, and the development of early learning policy and practice that serve young children and their families.
We believe that the optimal way to build effective practice and policy is to construct it on the basis of well-established science. On the one hand we carry out research projects, both basic and applied, that help us to understand development and its optimization. On the other hand through university-community collaborations and professional/graduate training, we build societal supports for young children and families.
Central to the work of the Atkinson Centre is the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion in its research agenda.
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