Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) data is collected nationally every three years and provides a snapshot of how children are developing by the time they reach school.
Read more about the AEDI, including national, state and community results from the 2012 and 2009 collections, on the national AEDI website .
Overall, the 2012 results show a majority of Queensland children are developing well before starting school.
Funding has been approved for 48 projects 162k across the state through the Queensland AEDI Community Action Grants Program. Funded activities will be implemented between October 2013 and April 2014.
Organisations applied for grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 to implement projects that respond to local needs in communities with a higher proportion of developmentally vulnerable children than the Queensland average.
Funded activities prioritise raising awareness of issues relevant to early childhood development, engaging with community members in delivering solutions and enhancing community capacity to support early childhood development.
The AEDI can be used by educators and service providers to:
A range of other resources, including fact sheets, community stories and an online training module on understanding and using the data is available on the national AEDI Website .
Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE is delivering freetraining on using the AEDI across Queensland.
Training, information sessions and school workshops provide an overview of the AEDI, including key data, and share ideas and case studies on how the AEDI can be used.
The sessions also provide opportunity to network with early childhood providers in the same region and consider joint strategies for responding to AEDI data.
Queensland AEDI projects are funded by the Australian Government under the AEDI program.
The Australian Government and State and Territory Governments are working in partnership with The Royal Children's Hospital Centre for Community Child Health in Melbourne, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, to deliver the AEDI. The Social Research Centre, Melbourne, is managing the AEDI data.
This page was last reviewed on 25 Oct 2013 at 02:39PM