AEDC is a population measure of young children’s development; it provides a snapshot of how children are developing by the time they reach school. Data is collected by the child’s teacher in the first year of formal full time schooling. The census occurs nationally every three years in May.
A basic introduction to child development theories - Centre for Learning Innovation. A short summary of our favourite child development theorists
The Center on the Developing Child’s diverse activities align around building an R&D (research and development) platform for science-based innovation, and transforming the policy and practice landscape that supports and even demands change. We do this because society pays a huge price when children do not reach their potential, because half a century of policies and programs have not produced breakthrough outcomes, and because dramatic advances in science are ready to be used to achieve a promising future for every child.
Continuity of Learning A resource to support effective transitions to school and school age care. A resource that focuses on children's transition to school and school aged care
Enhancing and Practising Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence
below is a link to where the original of this document is housed on the Centre on the Developing Child Harvard University website.
Ready Together - provides great insight into early learning and brain development and can be used by staff working with young children and their families.
Staff can use the resource to:
Reimagine Australia - has designed a suite of resources to help families, practitioners, educators, schools and community service providers to help facilitate a child with additional needs in their transition to school.
Speech Pathology Australia - National peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia.
Communication Milestones Kit - provides information for parents and carers about the role of speech pathologists. Assists parents and careers to find a speech pathologist if they are unsure of whether their child is having difficulty with his or her language and communication.
Taking the Talk resource aims to help professional and community workers to provide opportunities
for families to:
• begin talking about their stories of their children’s development while the worker listens.
• continue telling these stories as their children develop from being a baby, to a toddler and then
throughout their childhood years.
• explore opportunities to support their children’s development through play and learning.
Queensland's Early Childhood Development Story - This is the story of how children grow well. Each chapter is important to the story. Every person has a role to play—parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, community members, educators, and service providers. Read Queensland’s Early Childhood Development story to learn how you can help children grow well.