One of the strongest voices regarding the importance of early learning was silenced quite suddenly with the sudden death of Dr. Clyde Hertzman of B.C. A relentless researcher, Clyde was respected for his work on Early Development Instrument (EDI) and early learning in general. Sharon Brooks, Executive Director of Kids Can Fly was fortunate to meet him through Dr. Fraser Mustard’s council on early child development and he was one of those destined to carry on Fraser’s work. This is a major loss but his work will continue. For full story read this article from the Globe and Mail regarding Clyde.
“Canada is one of the worst investors in early childhood development,” he complained in 2007, adding that each dollar spent on a child before the age of six is estimated to save six dollars down the road.