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Australian Early Development Index (AEDI)

Australian Early Development Index External Link data is collected nationally every three years and provides a snapshot of how children are developing by the time they reach school.

Using the AEDI

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

Visit the AEDI resources page to view videos on how AEDI results have been used to inform planning and support initiatives that address identified vulnerabilities within communities.

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.

AEDI response forum

Early childhood educators, teachers, Principals, local community organisations and regional staff are invited to attend the AEDI Response Forum to be held on 23 July 2014 at the Bremer Institute of TAFE, Bundamba Campus. The forum will showcase some of the great projects implemented across Queensland to support early childhood development capabilities identified through AEDI results.

Read more about the forum

Queensland AEDI Community Action Grants

Funding was approved for 48 projects across Queensland under the AEDI Community Action Grants program. The grant funding program supported organisations to implement projects that responded to local needs in communities with a higher proportion of developmentally vulnerable children than the Queensland average.

Read more about the grants

2015 Data Collection

The third national collection of the AEDI will take place in schools in mid-2015, with Prep teachers across Queensland completing a checklists for children in their class.

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