About the AEDC domains

About the AEDC domains

The AEDC measures five areas or 'domains' of early childhood development. These domains are closely linked to the predictors of good adult health, education and social outcomes.

Teachers complete an Early Development Instrument (similar to a questionnaire) for children in their first year of full-time school across these five domains. More information on the  explanations of each of the domains in relation to children who would be considered developmentally on track, at risk or vulnerable can be found in the About the AEDC Domains fact sheet.