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Creating Change via the Child Development Monitoring System: Research in Action

The Child Development Monitoring System collects population-level data across multiple developmental stages of the early life course, from 18 months to 18 years. These data are woven into the fabric of BC, used across sectors and at multiple levels (from provincial policy to community and neighbourhood planning) to inform initiatives that aim to improve outcomes for children and their families.

Monitoring System Data: Research in Action is the latest brief from the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), showcasing examples of research findings using Monitoring System data. The brief provides examples of both research linking data from one Monitoring System tool to another (such as CHEQ and EDI data) and research linking these data to census and health administrative datasets. These examples range from identifying assets and protective factors that promote health and well-being for children in the middle years, to opportunities to support research focused on specific populations, including immigrant and refugee children.

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Interested in other examples of Research in Action? Check out this special edition of HELP Reads, documenting the path from research to policy change in the area of Outdoor and Risky Play through with work of HELP’s Director Dr. Mariana Brussoni and team.