Early Brain and Biological Development and Early Learning (EBBDEL)
Concerns about Canada’s poor support of early intervention and early learning programs prompted the Royal College to work with partner organizations to produce a position statement with recommendations on EBBDEL.
Released in 2014, the recommendations were drawn from a comprehensive review of appropriate literature, issues and initiatives; as well as an action plan that focuses on leveraging the Royal College’s experience and mandate in professional education, with an aim to influence public policy.
The position statement was produced in collaboration with representatives from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Pediatric Society, the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres, and other associations and academic partners.
- Position statement
- Open letter to Canada’s political leaders
- News release: Canada must start investing more in early childhood, says Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- FAQ for interacting with the media
- National Child Day Op-Ed: Investing in children’s development is good for kids, and for Canada