Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) 2021 Queensland data report is now available on the department's
Early Childhood Education and Care website.
The report provides a summary of the results for Queensland, including a discussion of the impact of COVID-19.
The AEDC is a national progress measure conducted every three years to monitor how children are developing as they transition into their first year of school.
It is the most comprehensive data collection of its kind in the world.
While the Queensland results show that just over half of the state's children are developmentally on track, the report provides a specific focus on how levels of developmental vulnerability vary across key equity groups.
The report offers examples of how this information can be used to influence programs, policies and planning that support positive early childhood development and transitions to school.
AEDC data is published in a range of formats, including tables, maps and community profiles. To access data for your community, search for your suburb using the Data explorer.
Information gained from the census helps to shape the future and wellbeing of children by providing evidence to support education, health and community policy and planning.
The AEDC 2021 National report is also available online.
For additional insights and context, 2021 AEDC community data can be accessed on the national
How to use AEDC data to assist planning in early childhood teaching
Have you ever wondered how to use the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data to help you plan, assess and reflect on children's learning and development in the early years?
Visit the department's
AEDC resources page to access videos, guides, case studies and community stories which showcase responses to the AEDC in action.
There is also information available to assist in better understanding how the
AEDC links to the Early Years Learning Framework.
national AEDC website provides a range of resources to support your use of community data in quality improvement planning and to work collaboratively with other stakeholders to improve early childhood development outcomes.