Briefing paper

The early development outcomes of NSW children: results from the Australian Early Development Census

Publisher
Child development Early childhood education Transition to school
Description

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note reports the latest findings on how NSW children have been tracking in the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).

Key findings:

  • In 2018, the majority of NSW children were developmentally on track for each of the five AEDC domains.
  • Around 1 in 5 NSW children were developmentally vulnerable on one or more domain, and around 1 in 10 NSW children were developmentally vulnerable on two or more domains.
  • The developmental vulnerability of children in NSW has improved since 2009.
  • NSW children are tracking slightly better than the Australian average.

 

 

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