Australian Early Development Census
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 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 next census will run from Term 2, 2024.
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.
Discover more with our resources for families and educators below, and at the AEDC website.