TableĀ 1

Description of Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) positive mental health subdomains

ConstructSubdomainsInterpretation
Mental health competence (outcome measure)Overall social competenceFor example, plays and works cooperatively with other children
Responsibility and respectFor example, demonstrates self-control
Approaches to learningFor example, is able to solve problems by himself/herself
Readiness to explore new thingsFor example, is eager to play a new game
Prosocial and helping behaviourFor example, comforts another child who is upset