The Department of Education worked with the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) and the University of Queensland to develop a series of resources specifically tailored for schools seeking to strengthen their transition to school strategies by responding to their local Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data.
The resources were developed in consultation with 3 Queensland schools who took part in an extensive action research process that involved analysing their AEDC data in partnership with the local community, and developing informed, responsive plans for children's transition to school.
AEDC overview (PDF, 240KB)(DOCX, 58KB) will support your understanding of the AEDC domains, the collection, and the data. It will also introduce strategies and approaches for using and responding to the AEDC data at the school level.
Guide to using the AEDC (PDF, 1.3MB) (DOC, 97KB)
Video: Understanding the AEDC
Understanding the AEDC video transcript (RTF, 92KB)
Using the AEDC to support continuity of learning
Using the AEDC to support continuity of learning (PDF, 415KB)(DOCX, 53KB) describes the individual and broader community factors that enhance early childhood development. It also suggests practical strategies for supporting students' learning and development, and identifies opportunities to strengthen continuity of learning during the early years.
Queensland schools putting their AEDC data into practice
Schools across Queensland shared how they are using the AEDC data to inform programming and strategies to support continuity of learning through community partnerships, data analysis and program development:
Putting the AEDC data into practice at your school
self-paced learning guide (PPTX, 3.5MB) will assist you to analyse and share AEDC data alongside other relevant information to develop collaborative transition plans with early childhood community stakeholders.
Supporting recognition of professional development from the AEDC resources for schools
reflection guide (PDF, 166KB)(DOCX, 32KB) is aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and is designed to support recognition of professional development for the purposes of teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers, through engagement with this suite of resources and reflecting on how you and your school use the AEDC.
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