The Dr. Eric Jackman
Institute of Child Study
Canada’s most integrated and dynamic institution committed to children’s education and well-being.
The three pillars of the Institute:
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Message from our Director
Welcome to the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS). JICS connects research, practice, and community and these actions have been enhanced by our recent expansion funded by incredibly generous individuals.
Our building sits a short walk away from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and faculty housed at JICS are affiliated with the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at OISE. We are the site of an award-winning laboratory school (Nursery to Grade 6) for learning about child development. We are the home of an exemplary graduate teacher education program (only one of two in Canada) where students are able to delve deeply into multiple domains of research and complete practicums in local school boards as well as within our laboratory school. We are also home to the R.G.N. Laidlaw Research Centre led by Michal Perlman, also housed at JICS, is a cohort based program designed for professionals working in education or related fields looking to enrich their practice and advance their careers.
-Dr. Angela Pyle
Our inquiry-focused programs enrich our practice and engage our learners, and are housed right in our building.