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Jane Bertrand

Email: janebertrand@rogers.com

Jane Bertrand is the Program Director at the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation. The Foundation’s focus is on early childhood practices, policies and research in Canada. Jane is also an Adjunct Professor at OISE, University of Toronto and participates in OISE’s Early Learning PhD program, an Honorary Fellow, Mitchell Institute, Mebourne, Australia and Advisor to Our Place, Victoria, Australia.  Jane worked in collaboration with Dr. Fraser Mustard and the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain and was the research coordinator for Early Years Study (1999), Early Years Study 2 (2007) and Early Years Study 3 (2011). In 2013, Jane received an honourary doctorate from the University of New Brunswick, for her contribution to early childhood education in Canada.

Jane was Professor at the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College until June 2011. She has collaborated with the Ontario government on several curriculum and policy initiatives related to early childhood education. Jane is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, Australia’s Goodstart Thought Leaders Advisory Group and was a member of the Toronto First Duty Research team. She is a contributing author of the Science of Early Child Development (www.scienceofecd.com) and has co-authored a textbook, The Essentials of Early Childhood Education, Canadian Edition.

Selected publications

Bertrand, J. (in press) Play Today Victoria, British Columbia: Department of Education, Government of British Columbia

Pelletier, J., & Bertrand, J., (in press) Indicators of change: Measuring staff team development in the implementation of full-day kindergarten Early Childhood Education Journal.

Ferguson, C. Bertrand, J., D’Souza, M. & Downie, H. (2018) Program Guide: The Early Years Montreal, QC: Martin Family Initiative.

Bertrand, J. (2018) Editor & Contributing Author, The Goodstart Practice Guide for Early Childhood Teachers. Brisbane, Australia: Goodstart Early Learning.

Jamieson, J., Bertrand, J. & Sanderson, J. (2017) Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG): Online Module. Bernard Van Leer Foundation, Open Society & UNICEF. http://www.investinginyoungchildrenglobally.org

Bertrand, J. (2017) Improving Practice and Outcomes at Goodstart Early Learning: Proposed Goodstart Early Learning Outcomes Framework. Brisbane, Australia: Goodstart Early Learning.

Bertrand, J. (2016) Practice Guide. Brisbane, Australia: Goodstart Early Learning

Patel, G., Corter, C., Pelletier, J. & Bertrand, J. (2016) Quarterly ‘Dose-response’ relations between participation in integrated early childhood services and children’s early development. Early Childhood Research  Quarterly Volume 35, 2nd Quarter 2016, 49–62

McCuaig, K., Akbari, E., & Bertrand, J. (2016) Chapter 2: The role of public policies in promoting equity in early childhood. CG Global Report

Bertrand, J. & Gwestwicki, C. (2015) Essentials of Early Childhood Education 5th Canadian Edition. Toronto, ON: ITP Nelson

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., Koshyk, J., & Elfenbaum, M. (Eds.). (2012). The Science of Early
Child Development (International ed.). [Online resource]. Winnipeg, MB: Red River College.
Contributors: Brian Harrison, Elin Ibrahim, Ashley Stewart-Tufescu

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

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

Beach, J. & Bertrand, J. Early childhood programs and the education system. Pediatrics and Child Health. December 2009. Volume 14, Issue 10:666-668

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

Hertzman,  C., Bertrand, J.,  Boivin, M., Boyd, L.,  Brownell, M.,  LeBlanc, J., Lachance,, M.,
Milbrath, C.,  Williams, R. (2009)  The World’s Best Infrastructure for Child Development Statistics in Canada: Strategies for Federal-Provincial-Territorial Collaboration. Document prepared by the Monitoring Committee of the Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Council on Learning

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.

Jamieson, J., Bertrand, J. & Ibarhim, E., (Eds) 2007. Science of Early Child Development. 2nd Edition. [online resource] Winnipeg, MB: Red River College. www.scienceofecd.com

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

Cleveland, G., Corter, C., Pelletier, J., Colley, S., Bertrand, J. & Jamieson, J. (2006). Early Childhood Learning and Development in Child care, Kindergarten and Family Support Programs. Toronto: Atkinson Centre at OISE/UT

Corter, C., Janmohamed, Z., Zhang, J. (2006) Selected issues concerning early childhood care and education in China. Background paper for:  Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2007 Strong foundations: early childhood care and education

Beach, J., Bertrand, J, Michals, D., Forer, B., & Tougas, J. (2004) Working for A Change: Labour Market Update. Ottawa: Child Care Human Resources Sector Council

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