LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Innovations in the learning environment promote quality in the physical space, educator practice or programming.

The Canadian research that meets the criteria for inclusion in this ToolKit (see Methodology) for innovations in learning environment are included here. The strength of evidence can be explicated by the number of evaluations conducted (more studies for a particular innovation offer a greater understanding of the evidence) and the design of the evaluations available (e.g. RCTs offer causal conclusions where qualitative studies offer exploratory understanding). This ToolKit has summarized the findings by both policy outcomes and outcomes for children. Importantly, many of the Canadian ELCC innovations here have few studies supporting their effectiveness. This should not be mis-interpreted as evidence of ineffectiveness, but a need for further funding for research of Canadian ELCC innovations.

# of Studies

Innovation

Study Design

Evaluation Jurisdictions

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Indigenous People Explicitly Included in Studies

Policy Outcomes

Child Outcomes

Aboriginal Head Start.png

Y

Better Beginnings Better Futures.png

N

Classroom Sizes.png

N

Community Engagement.png

Y

Early Identification.png

N

Accountability - ECERS.png

N

Accountability - EDI.png

N

Educator Practice.png

Y

Family Intervention.png

N

Family Literacy Program.png

N

FDK.png

N

Funding.png

N

Half Day Kindergarten.png

N

Healthy Start.png

N

Indigenous Innovation

Indigenous Innovation.png

Y

Literacy Programs.png

Y

* 1 study showed no effect

*

Multi-Age Group.png

N

Music.png

N

Outdoor Play.png

N

Parent Engagement.png

Y

Pedagogical Documentation.png

N

Physical Healthy Eating.png

N