Australian Early Development Index
June 9, 2010
On 10 December 2009, A Snapshot of Early Childhood Development in Australia - Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) National Report 2009 was launched by Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth, Kate Ellis.
The ministers also announced the release of initial AEDI results available as online maps that provide community-level data.
Link to maps: www.rch.org.au/aedi
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Province-wide Initiative 'Maps' Child Development
Education research project focuses on the early years
April 29, 2010
Edmonton... A new province-wide, five-year research project will examine factors influencing healthy childhood development. The Early Child Development (ECD) Mapping Initiative will give the Alberta government a better understanding of the relationships between children's development and the support and resources available in their communities.
"A child's early experiences set the foundation for her/his success in school and in life," said Minister of Education Dave Hancock.
"By understanding what influences healthy child development, government, families and communities can work together to ensure our young children are provided with the right kinds of experiences to support positive preschool development."
Following is an excerpt from a news release issued this morning. The complete announcement is available on the Internet at: