Early Childhood Development

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The Early Childhood Development section provides a snapshot of how Australia’s children are developing.

Some of this information is provided by the AEDC – the Australian Early Development Census, which is an Australian Government initiative to measure early childhood development by creating a snapshot of children across the country in their first year of formal schooling. The census was taken first in 2009 and is repeated every three years.

Further down the page you will find a number of fact sheets pertaining to the single intake policy for schools and preschools which was implemented in SA in 2013.


Report: AEDC 2012 Summary Report

School Post: AEDI Snapshot

Report: AEDI SA Results

AEDC 2012 Summary Report

A summary of the results of the 2012 Australian Early Development Census.
SAASSO Bulletin - AEDI Snapshot

SAASSO’s report on the AEDI Snapshot.

AEDI Factsheet SA

The South Australian summary of the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI).


School Post: Does Preschool Make a Difference?

School Post: Early Childhood Development

Report: A Snapshot of Early Childhood Development in Australia

Does Preschool Make a Difference - School Post Term 4 2012

A summary of PISA results which shows that preschool does make a difference.

SAASSO’s report on the Snapshot of Early Childhood Devlopment report.


A Government report on Early Childhood Development in our country.















Fact Sheet


Entry to preschool for children who will attend designated rural preschools.


Fact Sheet


Starting Preschool & School in 2013.


Fact Sheet


Starting preschool & school.


Fact Sheet


Early entry to preschool for Aboriginal children.



Fact Sheet


Early entry to preschool for children under  Guardianship of the Minister.



Fact Sheet


Early entry to preschool – children with additional needs