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 (text version) 132K 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 .
This page was last reviewed on 18 Dec 2013