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Findings from the UK’s Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Study


Canadian Tour with Dr. Edward Melhuish


April 25, 2013

9:00-10:30 am
The Early Years and Later Development: Evidence and Social Policy

  • Hosted by:  FRP Canada National Conference
  • Location: Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, QC
  • More information: http://www.frp.ca/


April 26, 2013

12:00 pm
Roundtable with provincial officials

  • Location:  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

3:00 – 4:30 pm
Let Evidence Lead the Way:  Findings from the UK's Effective provision of Pre-School Education Study
A Connaught Global Challenge Fund Award Lecture

  • Hosted by: Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development
  • Supported by:  Atkinson Centre, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation, Atkinson Charitable Foundation, Lawson Foundation, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
  • Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West; Library--Main Floor
  • RSVP: 416 978 8325 or humandevelopment@utoronto.ca

Prince Edward Island

April 29, 2013

9:00 - 12:00 pm
CHANCES professional learning event

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Early Childhood Matters - Public Lecture

  • Hosted by: CHANCES Family Centre; Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation; Faculty of Education, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Location: Don & Marion McDougal Hall, Room 242, UPEI

April 30, 2013

9:00 am
Meeting with provincial officials

12:00 pm
Lunch with business community

New Brunswick

May 1, 2013

9:00 am
Details to come

1:00 pm
Let evidence lead the way: Findings from the UK’s Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Study

  • Hosted by: Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick; Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation; UNB Early Childhood Centre
  • Location: UNB Fredericton, Marshal D’Avray Hall, room 356
  • RSVP: Gillian Yeomans at eccentre@unb.caor 506-453-5024

Nova Scotia

May 2, 2013


  • Details to come


For more information about The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project please go to:  http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/earlylearningandchildcare/evidence/a0068162/effective-provision-of-pre-school-education-eppe

Dr. Edward Melhuish  Dr. Edward Melhuish is Professor of Human Development at Birkbeck, University of London and Visit­ing Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London.  Professor Melhuish is an interna­tionally recognised expert in the study of child development and has extensive experience with longitudi­nal studies. He is a veteran of banging at the doors of government, demanding that robust research be used in the formulation of policy. As principal investigator of studies of early education and family life in the 1980s, he had considerable influence on sections of the 1989 Children Act. He has also conducted research on child development, parenting and childcare in several European countries, on behalf of the European Commission.

A father of five, Dr. Melhuish is unwavering in his conviction that research should always have one eye on the impact it can make on the real lives of children. He continues this approach as a Principal Investigator on the EPPE projects.

In addition, Professor Melhuish is Executive Director of the National Evaluation of Sure Start. His work ad­dresses the cognitive, language and behavioural development of young children and the role of family factors, home environment, childcare and pre-school experience upon children’s development. 

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