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Australian Early Development Census

News and Updates

  • The 2015 State report is now available.
  • The 2015 Infographic: WA AEDC emerging trends 2009, 2012, 2015 is available.
  • The 2015 community results are available from
  • The 2015 school results are available via the Schools Online secure environment.
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The AEDC is a nationwide census that gathers information about young children’s development.  It provides a snapshot of children’s progress at national, state/territory and community levels.  Schools throughout Australia participate in the AEDC, with teachers completing the Australian version of the Early Development Instrument for children three months after they start Pre-primary.

The AEDC measures five key areas of early childhood development:

Communication and general knowledge

    Emotional maturity

    Language and cognitive skills

  Physical health and wellbeing

   Social competence        


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