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ABS Early Childhood Education and Care National Data Collection

Identifying and definitional attributes

Item type:Help on this termData Source
Description:Help on this term

The National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection aligns with the Early Childhood Education and Care National Minimum Data Set. The Collection consists of all service providers delivering a preschool program to children aged 3 to 6 years (inclusive) enrolled during the reference period.

The Collection includes information on  the state/territory, sector, age, Indigenous status, Remoteness Areas and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage, of children enrolled in and attending preschool programs.

Collection and usage attributes

National reporting arrangement:Help on this term

Information on preschool programs delivered in Long Day Care (LDC) settings is primarily provided by the Australian Government from the Child Care Management System (CCMS), through which all services approved for the purposes of administering Child Care Benefit (CCB) are obliged to provide data.

Frequency:Help on this termAnnual

Source and reference attributes

Data custodian:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016. Preschool Education, Australia, Cat. no. 4240.0, Viewed 20 October 2016, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4240.0.