Telethon Kids Institute and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training will be hosting the 2018 National Australian Early Development Census Conference in March 2018. The conference will focus on what works in supporting children’s development, and the impacts of different programs, service models or policies on children’s outcomes. Abstracts for presentations are currently being invited across four streams: place-based early years service models; early education and care pathways; highly vulnerable families; and health systems.