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New English Publications on School Readiness

Montréal, July 2014 – The Léa-Roback Research Centre is pleased to announce that the English version of the first two issues of the Focus on…intersectoral action series are now available.

With these English versions, we wish to share our experiences with a larger group of people working in early childhood in Canada and beyond. We hope that communities wishing to engage in similar initiatives can use the Montreal summits on school readiness as an example.

These publications look at the Montreal summits initiative that evolved from the results of the Survey of the School Readiness of Montréal Children (2008). They present an overview of the results of a study conducted by the Léa-Roback Research Centre and the Public Health Department on the outcomes of the initiative.

The first issue focuses on the mobilization of stakeholders in early childhood in Montréal, while the second considers the outcomes observed in local, regional and provincial service organizations. Last fall, the Institut de la statistique du Québec released the results of the 2012 Québec Survey of Child Development in Kindergarten. Now it is up to all stakeholders in the province to apply this data. We have published this overview of our study to spark collective reflection and action on issues related to child development.

About the Léa Roback Research Centre

The Léa Roback Research Centre was created in 2004. Its goal is to help reduce social inequalities in health and improve living conditions. The Centre is funded mainly by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research–Institute of Population and Public Health through Programmatic Grants in Health and Health Equity. It is supported by Direction de santé publique de l’Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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