Echoes of the QLSCD and The Investigator
Issue 13 of the Newsletter is hot off the presses! It can be found by clicking on the tab “Information for Participating Families”.
The 2015 data collection continues!
The QLSCD team and its partners are happy to announce that the 2015 round of data collection continues. Once again, we are counting on the teenagers’ cooperation as well as that of their parents. Knowledge of child development in Québec continues to grow, and this is due to their invaluable contribution! We thank them!
The Institut de la statistique du Québec recently published a bulletin entitled Des premiers balbutiements à un sourire en santé : l’importance d’intervenir tôt pour prévenir la carie dentaire (French version only). This publication provides an estimate of the proportion of children affected by tooth decay, as assessed by their mothers, among children born in Québec and aged 8 years in 2006. It then identifies certain sociodemographic, psychosocial and behavioural characteristics as well as some oral health habits associated with tooth decay among those children.
The SurvEd kit on success in school
This kit, produced in collaboration with Réunir Réussir and the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec, highlights findings contained in various Institut publications based on data from the QLSCD. The kit consists of 13 fact sheets covering topics such as school readiness, parent-school collaboration, teacher-student relationship, motivation and school performance and risk of dropping out of school. The kit is available in English and can be downloaded by clicking on the logo on the left of this page.