L’Observatoire des tout-petits

"It is imperative that the situation of children between the ages of 0 and 5 be thoroughly documented in order to encourage dialogue within society. I believe that the new project developed by the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation will help early childhood actors and decision-makers act quickly and act together to make informed, sustainable choices in the interest of early childhood development."

Claude Chagnon,
President of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation
on the occasion of the launch of the Observatoire des tout-petits on April 18, 2016

Helping to ensure that very young children are given priority in Quebec's social and political agenda: that is the mission of the Observatoire des tout-petits.

To achieve that goal, the Observatory intends to obtain the answers to two questions:

  • How are young children doing? (0-5 year olds)
  • What characterizes the environments in which they live?

To answer these questions, the Observatoire has developed a scorecard to compile the most reliable and relevant data on the development and well-being of 0-5 year olds in Quebec and on the environments in which they are growing up.

These data will be consolidated into dossiers (childhood development in kindergarten, for example) and discussed at dialogue events in order to inform public opinion on the biggest challenges we need to face in the area of early childhood development and well-being.

The Observatoire hopes to spark discussion and reflection from the general public, actors of influence and political decision-makers in order to promote more informed social choices on early childhood issues.

The Observatoire des tout-petits could not exist without the contributions of many researchers and professionals in the early childhood, health, social services and education sectors. Several partners from communities, associations and the general public are also engaged in this project:

  • Association québécoise des centres de la petite enfance
  • Avenir d'enfants
  • Institut de la statistique du Québec
  • Institut national de santé publique du Québec
  • Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche
  • Ministère de la Famille
  • Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
  • Réseau pour un Québec Famille

For more information on the Observatoire des tout-petits, visit www.tout-petits.org.

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