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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMaximum preschool program hours available (Child)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term436113
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
Definition:Help on this term

The maximum number of hours of preschool program available to the child at this service, in total hours. 

Data Element Concept:Child—maximum preschool program hours available

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Unit of measure:Help on this termHour (h)

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termTotal hours expressed as 0, 1, 2, 25, 60 etc.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Count the maximum hours available that the child is able to attend the preschool program at the service. The maximum hours available to the child may be less than the opening hours of the service, but may exceed the number of hours the child is enrolled for or attended during the reference period.

Non-instructional times such as recess, tea breaks and lunch breaks should be included if the child was under the supervision of the service provider organisation.

Where this data element is not able to be reported accurately at an individual child level, for each preschool program, count the total hours enrolled for the child with the highest enrolment hours during the reference period, and record this total for all children enrolled in that preschool program.

Collection methods:Help on this termJurisdictions which adopt a two week reference period are required to derive their data to a representative reference week.
Comments:Help on this termThis data element provides information on the proportion of children that are enrolled in preschool programs that are available for at least 15 hours per week.

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)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Child—maximum early childhood education program hours available, total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Supersedes Child—maximum preschool program hours available per week, total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013, Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2011 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2012 Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2013 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

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