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Child—preschool service enrolment indicator, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPreschool service enrolment indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term387977
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011
Community Services (retired), Retired 21/05/2010 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
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Whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Child—preschool service enrolment indicator

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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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.
The terms most commonly used to describe preschool services in various states and territories are:
• Kindergarten – Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania.
• Kindergarten or Preschool – Victoria, South Australia.
• Preschool – New South Wales, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
Steward:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

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Has been superseded by Child—preschool program enrolment indicator, yes/no code N Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2010 Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed 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
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