Indigenous peoples experience a disproportionate burden of ill health associated with the socioeconomic context of their lives. Investing in quality early childhood development and care (ECDC) programs for Indigenous children is critical to redressing these health imbalances (BCACCS, 2014). This paper provides a brief overview of the current state of knowledge and knowledge gaps on the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis young children and highlights future directions for Indigenous ECD programs and policies.2 It draws on data presented in “Module 7” of the Canadian Institute of Child Health [CICH] (2018) online profile on The health of Canada’s children and youth and other relevant sources.
SOURCE: Halseth R, and Greenwood M. “Indigenous early childhood development in Canada: Current state of knowledge and future directions.” NCCAH, 2019.
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