Village / AEDC Workshops

The last month has been busy delivering and planning a series of community workshops to help us understand our Belconnen community better. The first series of workshops, in partnership with the AEDC team, has focused on the most recent AEDC data (2021). This data tells us that more children in the ACT, particularly Belconnen, are experiencing high levels of developmental vulnerability. Village is committed to exploring this in more depth and working across the Belconnen community to facilitate a collaborative response where there is opportunity to have impact.

Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) Workshop Series

Village was really pleased to support the delivery of the AEDC Workshops with Tracy Powers from the AEDC team over the last month. We were thrilled to see so many organisations and service providers come together to discuss the AEDC data. There was a lot of discussion about why Belconnen children were experiencing higher levels of developmental vulnerability and ideas were shared about what services can be doing to increase the number of children developmentally on track. We hope to continue the conversations started in these workshops and invite you to the Community Profile Workshops series starting in mid July (more details below).

For schools and the ECEC sector, don’t miss out on Workshop 3 which is being held on the 25th of July and will focus more on what you are already doing and what can be done to support ECECs and schools to reduce the number of developmentally vulnerable children.

A huge thank you to Tracy Powers, AEDC, for partnering with us to make the AEDC data accessible to the Belconnen and broader community.

Workshop 1Village partners (Leadership and Working Group members)
Session 1 :Thursday 2nd June 9:30 am -11:30 am
Workshop 2 – Village partners, staff and other service providers
Session 1 :Monday 6th June 9:30 am -11:30 am
Government and non-government service providers including: health, transport, housing, disability and any organisations that support children and families.
Workshop 3 – Schools and ECECs
Session 1 :Monday 25th July 3:30 pm -5:30 pm
ECECs- Early Childhood Education and Care services