Start of 2015 data collection
The QLSCD team and its partners are happy to announce that the new data collection is now underway and will end in May 2015. 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: now available in English
The Institut de la statistique du Québec recently launched the SurvEd kit on success in school, produced in collaboration with Réunir Réussir and the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec. This kit highlights findings contained in various Institut publications based on data from the QLSCD to make them easily accessible and useful for educational personnel... and everyone concerned about the future of our children.
The SurvEd kit consists of 13 fact sheets covering topics that affect success in school, such as school readiness, parent-school collaboration, teacher-student relationship, motivation and school performance and risk of dropping out of school. The kit is now available in English and can be downloaded by clicking on the logo on the left of this page.