Child—preschool program hours enrolled (per week), total hours N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Preschool program hours enrolled (total)
METeOR identifier:506729
Registration status:Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013
Definition:

The total number of hours of a preschool program that a child is enrolled to receive per week.

Data Element Concept:Child—preschool program hours enrolled

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Unit of measure:Hour (h)

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Total hours expressed as 0, 1, 2, 25, 60 etc.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

A child is considered to be enrolled if they have been offered a place and formally enrolled and registered in a preschool program, and the child:

  • has attended a preschool program for at least one hour during the reference period OR
  • was absent during the reference period due to illness or extended holiday leave but expected to return.

Exclude a child who:

  • has only completed enrolment procedures at the service
  • has left the service (e.g. have ceased education or changed services), or have been absent without explanation for four continuous weeks (excluding school vacations) prior to 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.

The hours enrolled may be less than or equal to the maximum number of hours available for children to attend the preschool program, but may exceed the number of hours the child attended at the service in the reference period.

Collection methods:

The hours of a preschool program a child is enrolled to receive 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:Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
Steward:Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Child—early childhood education program hours enrolled (per week), total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Supersedes Child—preschool program hours enrolled (per week), total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2013 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

DSS specific attributes +