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AEDC resources

Resources for Queensland services

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.

Getting started

Guide to using the AEDC - (PDF, 1.3MB) (DOC, 97KB)

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:

AEDC Physical Health and Wellbeing image

Physical Health and Wellbeing

video (PDF, 738KB) (DOC, 67KB)



AEDC Social Competence image

Social Competence

video (PDF, 552KB) (DOC, 72KB)



AEDC emotional maturity image

Emotional Maturity

video (PDF, 587KB) (DOC, 67KB)



AEDC Language and Cognitive Skills (School-based)image

Language and Cognitive Skills (School-based)

video (PDF, 608KB) (DOC, 66KB)



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Communication skills and General Knowledge

video (PDF, 558KB) (DOC, 63KB)



Putting the AEDC into practice

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 (PDF, 2.1MB) (DOC, 24KB) . Example of practice (PDF, 556KB) (DOC, 23KB) .

  • 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, 396KB) (DOC, 25KB) .

  • Beenleigh Family Centre Child Care - incorporated language focused initiatives in their programming, and supported families in response to Beenleigh's identified vulnerabilities - video (PDF, 360KB) (DOC, 23KB) .

  • C&K Flagstone Community Kindergarten - worked closely with their school community to address the vulnerabilities in communication, language and cognition skills - video (PDF, 315KB) (DOC, 24KB) .

  • 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, 342KB)  (DOC, 22KB).

  • 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, 233KB) (DOC, 22KB) .

  • A Head Start Children's Centres - utilised the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes in conjunction with the AEDC domains to holistically support children's learning and development - video (PDF, 239KB) (DOC, 23KB) .
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21 April 2017
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