Child—preschool service enrolment indicator, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Preschool service enrolment indicator|
|Registration status:||Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011|
Community Services (retired), Retired 21/05/2010 [Non Dictionary]
Whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Child—preschool service enrolment indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The child must have been offered a place at the preschool program and is actively attending to be counted. Children who are absent in the reference week due to illness or extended holiday leave are considered enrolled if they are expected to return.
A preschool program is a structured, play based learning program, usually provided by a qualified teacher on a sessional basis, primarily aimed at children in the year or two before they commence formal 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 primary school etc.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)|
|Steward:||Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Child—preschool program enrolment indicator, yes/no code N Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2010 Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011
|Implementation in Indicators:||Used as numerator|
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 17-The proportion of Indigenous children (by geographic location as identified by the ASGC), who are enrolled in (and attending, where possible to measure) a preschool program, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013