News - Early Childhood Laboratory

  • Readiness for School Among Kindergarten-Aged Children Predicts Higher Success Rates at the Age of 17

    Church Point (NS), November 2, 2020 – Most parents of mature, intelligent kindergarten-aged children cannot help but think that their children are on the path to success and that they will eventually become successful young adults. A study published in the journal Pediatrics by a team of researchers from Université Sainte-Anne and Université de Montréal suggests that these thoughts are not far from the mark.

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  • Recruiting participants for study: parents of children between 2 and 4.5 years of age

    Church Point (NS),February 13, 2020 (Updated Mai 19, 2020) Do you want to participate in research that helps better understand how families are using media during the COVID-19 crisis? The Laboratory of Early Childhood Studies at Université Sainte-Anne is looking for parents of children between 2 and 4.5 years of age to participate in a study.

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  • Official Launch of New Early Childhood Research Lab

    Church Point (NS), September 18, 2019 –After many months of preparation, Caroline Fitzpatrick, an Assistant Professor in Université Sainte-Anne's Department of Social Science and researcher with Concordia University's PERFORM Centre, has officially launched the Laboratoire d'études sur la petite enfance (“Early Childhood Research Lab”).

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  • Professor Caroline Fitzpatrick awarded a $150,000 research grant to study the effects of media use on preschool-age children in Nova Scotia

    Church Point (NS), July 22, 2019Caroline Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department at Université Sainte-Anne and affiliate researcher at Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre has received a grant from Research Nova Scotia. This funding, which represents $150,000 over 3 years, will allow her to conduct research on the effects of screen time on preschool-aged children in Nova Scotia.

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  • Screen time could have a negative effect on adolescents, says new research

    Church Point (NS), May 1, 2019Caroline Fitzpatrick, a professor of psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Université Sainte-Anne and a researcher at the PERFORM Centre, has just published the results of a large Canadian study of 40,000 teenagers which examines the impact of screens on youth. Professor Fitzpatrick's research suggests that time spent with screens could have a negative effect on adolescent health. Robin Burkhalter, researcher at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo and Mark Asbridge, Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University were also part of the research team.

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  • Indoor play keeps child obesity away, new research shows

    Organized sports are not the only activities that benefit children’s health, according to PERFORM Centre researcher Caroline Fitzpatrick.

    Montreal, November 13 - An active child is, generally speaking, a healthy child. And kids don’t need a whole lot to be active.

    A new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion suggests that children who have access to indoor play equipment show substantial health benefits, including less weight gain, than children who do not.

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  • Families with young children wanted for media usage study

    Chuch Point, NS, October 5th, 2017 -Do you have children younger than 5? Do you live in Digby or Yarmouth counties?

    We would like to invite you to participate in a research study by Professor Caroline Fitzpatrick on the usage of different types of media devices (smartphones, tablets, television) and child development.

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