In 2015, the department worked with Early Childhood Australia to develop a suite of 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.
Since their release, the resources have been used widely across Queensland to support ongoing critical reflection and inform programming and planning in early childhood education and care services.
Information about the strong links between the AEDC, the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework:
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:
Physical Health and Wellbeing
Language and Cognitive Skills (School-based)
Communication skills and General Knowledge
Learn more about how Queensland services have been using the AEDC and their strategies for responding to local AEDC data:
Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre - looked at how the AEDC aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework and reflected on their program in terms of the AEDC domains - Case study 2.2M - text version 19K. Example of practice 549K - text version 18K.
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 - video - PDF version 390K - text version 19K.
Beenleigh Family Centre Child Care - incorporated language focused initiatives in their programming, and supported families in response to Beenleigh's identified vulnerabilities - video - PDF version 365K - text version 18K.
C&K Flagstone Community Kindergarten - worked closely with their school community to address the vulnerabilities in communication, language and cognition skills - video - PDF version 309K - text version 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 - video - PDF version 336K - text version 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 - video - PDF version 228K - text version 17K.
This page was last reviewed on 23 Nov 2016 at 03:14PM
Understanding the AEDC
Video transcript 88K
Linking the AEDC with the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework
Video transcript 95K