The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, based at the University of British Columbia. HELP's unique partnership brings together many scientific viewpoints to address complex early child development issues. Our research explores how different early environments and experiences contribute to social inequalities in children's development by school age and, thus, to their life chances later on. HELP connects researchers and practitioners from communities and institutions across B.C., Canada, and internationally.
10 Years of Insight - Connecting the Dots connected neuroscience, to child development in BC, to family policy. This cell to society perspective contributed to our understanding of the importance of the early years. We explored how HELP's research has been - and will continue to be - used to improve children's and families' lives. At a time when the pressure on families and children is greater than it has ever been, it is imperative that we continue to move from research to action.