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Early Childhood Australia has worked with the Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training to develop a suite of free Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) resources to support the critical work of the early childhood sector and their communities in providing the best developmental opportunities for children.

Getting started

Understanding the AEDC

Guide to using the AEDC – PDF version Adobe PDF document1.3M or text version Microsoft® Word document 92K

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Linking the AEDC with the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework

Information about the strong links between the AEDC, the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework:

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Using the five domains

Read about each of the five domains measured in the AEDC and use the practical strategies for supporting children’s learning and development:

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Physical Health and Wellbeing

videoPDF version Adobe PDF document733K or text version Microsoft® Word document 61K

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Social Competence

videoPDF version Adobe PDF document547K or text version Microsoft® Word document 67K

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Emotional Maturity

videoPDF version Adobe PDF document582K or text version Microsoft® Word document 61K

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Language and Cognitive Skills (School-based)

videoPDF version Adobe PDF document603K or text version Microsoft® Word document 60K

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Communication skills and General Knowledge

videoPDF version Adobe PDF document552K or text version Microsoft® Word document 57K

Putting the AEDC into practice

Watch or read about how six Queensland services began using the AEDC and their strategies for responding to local AEDC data:

  • Silky Oaks Child Care Centre – offered professional development for educators in supporting children’s social competence and emotional maturity and collaborated with local schools and services – videoPDF version Adobe PDF document390Ktext version Microsoft® Word document 19K.
  • Beenleigh Family Centre Child Care – incorporated language focused initiatives in their programming, and supported families in response to Beenleigh’s identified vulnerabilities – videoPDF version Adobe PDF document365Ktext version Microsoft® Word document 18K.
  • C&K Flagstone Community Kindergarten – worked closely with their school community to address the vulnerabilities in communication, language and cognition skills – videoPDF version Adobe PDF document309Ktext version Microsoft® Word document 18K.
  • C&K Hatton Vale Community Kindergarten – utilised professional advice and resources to respond to the identified vulnerability of physical health and wellbeing and language and cognitive skills – videoPDF version Adobe PDF document336Ktext version Microsoft® Word document 17K.
  • Eskay Kids Springfield Child Care and Early Education Centre – responded to the AEDC data by emphasising physical activity, health and wellbeing in their programming – videoPDF version Adobe PDF document228Ktext version Microsoft® Word document 17K.
  • A Head Start Children’s Centres – utilised the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes in conjunction with the AEDC domains to holistically support children’s learning and development – videoPDF version Adobe PDF document234Ktext version Microsoft® Word document 16K.

To access the AEDC resources please visit the Queensland Government’s AEDC resources page.

To access to AEDC data in your community please visit www.aedc.gov.au

The AEDC resources are proudly funded and supported by the Queensland and Australian Governments.

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