Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)
The AEDC is an Australian-wide census that gathers information about young children's development.
It provides a snapshot of children's progress at national, state/territory and community levels in five key areas of development:
- physical health and wellbeing
- social competence
- emotional maturity
- language and cognitive skills
- communication skills and general knowledge.
The census happens every three years. The last census ran from 1 May to 29 June 2018.
Information is collected on children in Pre-primary. Your child is not required to sit a test or be present while the AEDC is completed - their teacher will complete it.
You can discover more about the Australian Early Development Census by reading our resources for families and educators.