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Child—maximum preschool program hours available per week

397149 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The maximum number of hours of preschool program available to the child at this service, per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—maximum preschool program hours available per week, total hours N[N]

397151 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The maximum number of hours of preschool program available to the child at this service per week, in total hours from 0 to 60.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool program enrolment indicator

436124 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—preschool program enrolment indicator, yes/no code N

506727 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—preschool program hours enrolled

388621 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours a child has enrolled in a preschool program, in a given week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool program hours enrolled (per week), total hours N[N]

506729 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The total number of hours of a preschool program that a child is enrolled to receive per week.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—preschool service enrolment indicator

387986 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
Whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Early childhood education and care field of qualification code N[N]

396908 | Value Domain | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
A code set representing early childhood education and care related field of qualification.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Maximum preschool program hours available per week

395298 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The maximum number of hours of preschool program available at this service, per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of children attending preschool

390343 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
A count of children who attended preschool at least once in the census week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of preschool enrolments

390335 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of recorded enrolments in a preschool service
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of preschool program hours enrolled per week

397188 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of preschool program hours enrolled in a preschool service per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool program enrolment hours

388619 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours enrolled in a preschool program.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool program enrolment indicator

436122 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of whether a person is enrolled to attend a structured, play-based, educational program, primarily aimed at children in the year before they commence full-time schooling.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Preschool service enrolment indicator

387982 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of the enrolment of a person to receive preschool services.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of children attending preschool

390937 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of children who attended preschool at least once in the census week at the service.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children attending a preschool program, total number N[NNNN]

441249 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The total number of Indigenous children attending a preschool program at the service.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children enrolled in a preschool program, total N[NNNN]

506734 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The total number of individual preschool program enrolments of Indigenous children at the service.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of preschool program hours enrolled per week

397191 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours that children are enrolled in a preschool program delivered by a service provider organisation.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X(15)

397155 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
A unique identifier assigned to each service which delivers child care or preschool services to children.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

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