English transcript of AEDC family awareness video

Transcript of Awareness for Families video (3:03)

Narrator – Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a nationwide collection of information on early childhood development.

Teachers complete the Australian version of the Early Development Instrument for children in their first year of full-time schooling every three years.

The Australian version of the Early Development Instrument measures children’s development in – Physically health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills (school-base), communication skills and general knowledge.

Kindergarten teachers complete the instruments for children in their class, based on their observations in the classroom. The AEDC is not a test and the information gathered will not be used for any other test now or in the future.

AEDC data provides information that supports health, education and community policy development and planning.

The information generated highlights what is working well and what needs improvement to support children and their families.

AEDC also provides an indication of academic success on literacy and numeracy as measured through the schooling years.

AEDC provides a snapshot of how children in the school are growing against the domains and information is not reported for each individual child, but for the group together.

AEDC provides a snapshot of children’s development for children as a group and not for each child.

Reports are available at the school, community, state and national levels.

The state, community and national reports will be publicly available in March 2022.

Schools will receive a summary report after the collection is completed.

The school will provide more information about your child’s participation in the AEDC by the end of term one.

If you do not want the teacher to complete the survey for your child, you can contact the school principal.

AEDC survey results are reported as summary percentages at all levels of reporting.

Individual student’s confidentiality and privacy is protected.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with an unprecedented challenges and schools need to be able to plan for the health and development of children.

Allowing kindergarten teacher to complete the survey for your child to participate is vital to ensure we capture the results to help schools, communities and governments understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s development in their first year of school to plan how best to support children, families and communities.

Now more than ever, the health and development of children is a key priority.

More information is available on www.aedc.gov.au and https://education.nsw.gov.au/student-wellbeing/whole-school-approach/australian-early-development-census

You can speak to the school principal or AEDC School Coordinator if you have more questions.

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