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About the AEDI

  • The AEDI is a measure of how young children are developing in Australian communities. Like a census, it involves collecting information to help create a snapshot of early childhood development in communities across Australia.

    The AEDI is a population measure of children's development as they enter their first year of formal school. Information for the AEDI is collected through a teacher-completed checklist that measures five areas of early childhood development. These five areas, or domains, are closely linked to the predictors of adult health, education and social outcomes:

    • physical health and wellbeing
    • social competence
    • emotional maturity
    • language and cognitive skills (school-based
    • communication skills and general knowledge.

    Useful Links

    AEDI  video

    AEDI fact sheets

    AEDI National Report