Supporting South Australia’s children to thrive in their early years

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The 2021 Australian Early Development Census results are now available. This 5th collection provides us 13 years of robust trend data about children’s development in five key domains:

  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • Social competence
  • Emotional maturity
  • Language and cognitive skills
  • Communication skills and general knowledge

Find out if outcomes for our young children are improving or not.

Our Speakers
Dr Yasmin Harman-Smith, Deputy Director, Child Health, Development and Education (inclusive of the Fraser Mustard Centre), Telethon Kids Institute – The 2021 Australian Early Development Census results for South Australia

Jackie Bray, Head of the Office for the Early Years, Department for Education – Taking a strategic level response to the AEDC trend results for South Australian to lift outcomes for children

Dr Anne Glover AO, Chair, South Australian Child Development Council, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, UniSA Education Futures, University of South Australia – How are they faring?

Professor Barbara Spears, Adjunct Professor of Education and Social Development, Education Futures, University of South Australia, Member South Australian Child Development Council - The hidden cost of young South Australians shaping up for an unhealthy future – Child Development Council Policy Brief #2

Our Chair
Professor Carol Maher (HDA Co-Convenor), Professor of Population and Digital Health, Medical Research Future Fund Investigator / Deputy Director of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), University of South Australia.

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