I was greatly saddened a few weeks ago when I received an email informing me of the sudden death of Clyde Hertzman. Dr Hertzman dedicated his lifework to early childhood development and education in Canada. As one of the top twenty four developed countries, Canada sadly has the reputation of having the poorest record when it comes to early childhood education and care. It is bewildering when we are robbed of such an advocate as Clyde Hertzman and his loss creates a huge vacuum. The tribute to Clyde by Generation Squeeze should inspire us to continue the work of Clyde Hertzman by doing what we can to Make Improvements in Nurturing Development!