Australian Early Development Census national report 2018: A snapshot of early childhood development in Australia

Australian Early Development Census national report 2018: A snapshot of early childhood development in Australia

2 April 2019

This report looks at whether young children are developmentally on track in Australia.

This report has been published by the Department of Education and Training.

It provides a snapshot of young children's health and development in 2018. It presents findings from the 2018 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), which measures children's development in their first year of school across five domains: physical health and wellbeing; social competence; emotional maturity; language and cognitive skills (school-based); and communication skills and general knowledge.

The findings indicate that the majority of children are developmentally on track, with the percentage of children developmentally vulnerable on multiple domains decreasing slowly but steadily since 2009.

Access the report via the AEDC website.

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