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

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of children attending a preschool program
METeOR identifier:Help on this term441235
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of children attending a preschool program at the service.
Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—number of children attending a preschool program

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

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

A child is defined as attending a preschool program if they attended for at least one hour during the reference period. Children who were absent during the reference period due to illness or extended holiday leave should be excluded.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The number of children attending a preschool program should be collected for each preschool program available at the service. These data should then be aggregated to the service provider level for reporting purposes.

Each child should be counted only once.

Attendance in a preschool program should be reported for the specified reference period.

Jurisdictions which adopt a two week reference period are required to derive their data to a representative reference week.

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Service provider organisation—number of children attending an early childhood education program, total N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Supersedes Service provider organisation—number of children attending preschool, total N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011, Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010

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

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2011 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2012 Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2013 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

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