Learn About Developmental Trajectories, Biological Links and Policy Research Regarding Development

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The Human Early Learning Partnership (British Columbia, Canada) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network based out of the University of British Columbia that aims to utilize research to optimize child development. The site connects researchers and practitioners from communities and institutions to evaluate and support early child development. They focus specifically on three fronts: Neuro-genomics and epigenetics, developmental trajectories, and policy and program monitoring.

Their website includes links to research fact sheets and briefs, peer-reviewed publications, reports and books, videos, and presentation slides. Also included is a blog, and interactive maps of child vulnerability data recorded in British Columbia, as measured by the Early Development Instrument (EDI) and the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI). These measures assess areas such as physical well-being, language & cognitive development, social competence and connectedness, emotional maturity, and communication & general knowledge at the population level.  As a population level measure, the EDI and MDI could be used to assess changes at the community or district level.