AEDC national conference

AEDC national conference

AEDC National Conference 14 - 16 March 2018

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 

We invite presentations that have a focus on what works (or doesn’t) in supporting children’s development, and the impacts of different programs, service models or policies on children’s outcomes. Taking a services and systems approach, for example exploring the impacts of child care, early education, and parenting programs on the AEDC, will provide for an engaging and practical conference for a wide-ranging audience. In this way, the conference seeks to inform early childhood policy decisions and exemplify the utility of the AEDC to determine what works for children, families and communities. Additionally, we invite speakers who have been using linked AEDC data to exemplify the discoveries and learnings that have been unlocked through government data sharing.

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Abstract submissions close 7 December 2017

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Presentations are invited across four streams: 

  • Place-Based Early Years Service Models
  • Early Education and Care Pathways
  • Highly Vulnerable Families
  • Health Systems