Early Years Research

Cutting edge research provides the foundation for the community development work of Make Children First and our many partners. Current and comprehensive data allows our coalition to allocate community resources more effectively, plan programming, and develop strategies to improve healthy development opportunities for families. For more information on the science of early childhood development, and local data explore these pages and contact us with your questions.


Find out how children are doing in our community through the Early Development Instrument Tool & the Community Mapping Study.

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Child Development Posters

Posters depicting various areas of childhood development & the needs of children including a milestone guide.

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Research Briefs

View various research briefs on studies carried out in the Kamloops / Thompson region focused on childhood development.

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Useful Websites

A great list of helpful links from websites focused on child advocacy & ECD publications to information for parents & caregivers.

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State of the Child Reports

State of the Child Reports are compiled each year to give families & professionals living in Kamloops a snapshot of how children 0 to 6 are doing.

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