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Australian Early Development Index - for the ECEC sector

Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) External Link 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 External Link.

Overall, the 2012 results show a majority of Queensland children are developing well before starting school.

Queensland AEDI Community Action Grants

Funding has been approved for 48 projects Adobe PDF document162K (text version) Microsoft® Word document132K 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.

Using the AEDI

The AEDI can be used by educators and service providers to:

Read how Playgroups Queensland Adobe PDF document External Link and the North Gold Coast Early Years Centre Adobe PDF document External Link have used AEDI data to support local children.

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 External Link.

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This page was last reviewed on 18 Dec 2013

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