The Western Australian Child Development Atlas is managed by the Developmental Pathways Project and CoLab at the Telethon Kids Institute.
The Developmental Pathways Project is an innovative collaboration between the Telethon Kids Institute, the University of Western Australia, and 10 government jurisdictions in Western Australia. The Developmental Pathways Project analyses linked de-identified population-level data to investigate factors leading to differences in developmental outcomes for children and young people.
CoLab aims to provide a platform for the dissemination of research on early childhood and families, to inform service delivery and the development of public policy. CoLab’s priorities focus on investment in early childhood, providing support to families experiencing adversity, and the development of place-based approaches to improve partnerships between families, services, and communities.
The Developmental Pathways Project and CoLab are working collaboratively to develop the Child Development Atlas, which provides comprehensive maps of development, wellbeing, and learning outcomes for the children and young people of Western Australia. These maps can inform policy development, service planning, community programs, and research initiatives by
Enabling the monitoring of health, learning, wellbeing and developmental outcomes of the population of children and young people
Identifying areas of highest need and priority for targeted service delivery
Empowering communities to mobilise efforts to address the challenges they face, and to acknowledge their strengths
Highlighting areas of focus for universal service and program development
Sharing data across multiple agencies, facilitating collaborations aimed at addressing the complex problems associated with disadvantage
Providing easy access to timely, quality data that can support actions on addressing the social determinants of health and wellbeing
Highlighting priority areas for further research
For any email enquiries, including feedback on the format and function of the Child Development Atlas, please Contact Us.
We also welcome any feedback on how you have used the Child Development Atlas for service planning and delivery, community program development, research, or policy development.