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First published Wednesday 25 May 2016.

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  • Using the 2015 census data to examine consistent trends.
  • Working on a low-cost measurement tool that can be used in developing countries to collect baseline data to monitor the success of early childhood reform programs financed by the World Bank.
  • Compare outcomes from around the globe and gauge the impact of such differing polices as maternity leave.

Already the AEDC has acted as a major catalyst for change.

For example, in WA, it was influential in the development of;

  • 21 Child and Parent Centres set up by the State Government in areas where higher levels of developmental vulnerability was shown. The centres, operated by non-government organisations in collaboration with local schools and other child service providers, focus on the coordination and delivery of programs and services.
  • Enhanced Transition to School project, which will see the development of playgroups on school sites. This is a partnership between the Department of Education, Playgroup WA, the Department of Local Government and Communities and non-government school sectors.
  • Connecting Community for Kids, a collective partnership approach in Cockburn and Kwinana that has secured funding from Woodside Development Fund.