Australia’s Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, Footprints in Time, is a four year project designed to provide policy makers with an unprecedented evidence base to improve the design and delivery of program and policy interventions for Indigenous children in their early years.

This landmark project will track the development of 2,200 children from locations representing Australia diverse urban, regional and remote outback conditions.

Footprints in Time has two main streams of inquiry: a comprehensive survey to be administered on an annual basis, and a narrative stream aimed at understanding how indigenous children and their families experience the early years of development and how these experiences change over time.