The project is testing an intervention aimed at promoting conditions conducive to the development of children’s socio-emotional competencies, a key determinant of well-being and mental health throughout the lifespan (CASEL, 2013). The project takes place from January 2020 to March 2022. The piloted intervention is made up of three components of integrated and complementary activities whose objectives are to:
(1) build the knowledge and enhance the capacity of early childhood professionals to offer a quality program promoting the development of the social-emotional competencies of children aged 0 to 12 years old;
(2) build parents’ knowledge and capacity to support the overall development and well-being of their children by building on the alliance between early childhood personnel and parents; and
(3) establish or strengthen intersectoral collaborations between childcare services and community and public organizations in order to achieve the first two objectives. The project also seeks to explore the strategies for extending the influence of early childhood professionals and key contributors to families in the community.
The evaluation looks at the implementation of the intervention and its effects on intersectoral collaboration, early childhood professionals, parents, and children.
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement
Policy Area: Health - Population Health, P-12 Education - Preschool
Population: Children - Official Language Minorities - Communities and Families