Child development refers to the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy.
In 2011, The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) identified 5 domains to measure the development of a child. These domains help in the overall development of a child.
- Physical Health and Wellbeing
- Social Competence
- Emotional Maturity
- Language and Cognitive skills
- Communication skills and general knowledge