Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a nationwide data collection of early childhood development at the time children commence their first year of full-time school. The AEDC highlights what is working well and what needs to be improved or developed to support children and their families by providing evidence to support health, education and community policy and planning. The data is used by schools, communities, and governments to plan services and supports that give kids the best start at school.

The next AEDC data collection starts in Term 2, 2021. 

Find out more at

2021 AEDC National Conference: Trends in Child Development – The Future of Australia

Abstracts are invited for standard 20 minute presentations and rapid 3 minute presentations that share how AEDC data has been used to understand and respond to the factors impacting on children’s development.