We are pleased to share the first Canadian edition of Child Growth and Development. This textbook is being published as an open educational resource (see What are Open Textbooks for more information) for students who are studying child development. Content for this textbook was adapted from Child Growth and Development (Paris, Ricardo, Rymond, and Johnson, see acknowledgement.
The Canadian context has been added to align with the College of ECEs Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as well as the Ministry of Education the Child and Early Years Act and finally speaks to the Calls to Action published by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Open educational resources allow for collaborations and improvements to textbooks on an ongoing basis rather than waiting for each subsequent edition to be released. With this in mind, we realize that this is the first Canadian edition, and edits and updates will continue to be made based on social and cultural trends, as well as changes to policy and practices for Early Childhood Educators.