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Applications for Queensland AEDI grants close August 9

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The Queensland government has announced that applications for the its Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) Community Action Grant Program will close on August 9.

The grant program, funded by the Australian government, aims to help organisations improve their AEDI results, and targets activities for children up to age five and their families.

The AEDI is an assessment of children’s development by the time they start school. It looks at physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills, and communication skills and general knowledge.

The Queensland AEDI Community Action Grant program was created to support organisations working in areas with a higher incidence of developmentally vulnerable children than the Queensland average, in order to improve their AEDI results.

Grants range from $5000 to $20,000. Not-for-profit, non-government, private-for-profit and local government organisations are eligible to apply if they have services targeting children up to age five. Schools are not eligible, but may partner with another organisation. Eligible activities include initiatives to improve children′s AEDI results and support early childhood development in one or more AEDI areas.

The Queensland government started accepting applications on June 24 and will close submissions on August 9, 2013. Funding will be given to organisations between September 2013 and March 2014. Organisations are required to submit case studies of the activities undertaken by April 30, 2014.

For more information see the Queensland Office for Early Childhood Education and Care.

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