Behind Building Brains
Our children’s experiences and environment help shape the brain architecture - for better or worse. Early positive experiences are important for healthy development, while early negative environments such as chronic exposure to toxic stressors disrupt healthy development.
In 2016, children throughout Canada were tested using the Early Development Instrument (EDI). The results show that children living in the province of Alberta scored the lowest in all of Canada. Even more concerning, children in Crowsnest Pass scored even lower than the Alberta average.