This item is a sum of the hours of all children attending a preschool program at this service.
A child is defined as having attended a preschool program if they attended for at least one hour during the reference period. Children who were absent during the reference period due to illness or extended holiday leave should be excluded.
Non-instructional times such as recess, tea breaks and lunch breaks should be included if the child was under the supervision of the service provider organisation.
The hours attended may be less than or equal to the maximum number of hours available for children to attend the preschool program and/or the hours the child is enrolled, at the service in the reference period.
The number of hours of a preschool program children attended should be collected for each preschool program available at the service. These data should then be aggregated to the service provider level for reporting purposes.
The total number of hours of a preschool program attended should be reported for the specified reference period.
Jurisdictions which adopt a two week reference period are required to derive their data to a representative reference week.
Source and reference attributes
Early Childhood Education and Care Data Group (ECECDG)