Glossary Item Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Synonymous names:||Early childhood education and care program|
Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013
Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
A preschool program is a structured, play based learning program, delivered by a degree qualified teacher primarily aimed at children in the year before they commence full-time schooling, irrespective of the type of institution that provides it or whether it is government funded or privately provided. Programs may be delivered in a variety of service settings including separate preschools or kindergartens, long day care centres, in association with a school etc.
The terms most commonly used to describe preschool programs in states and territories are: