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Service provider organisation—number of preschool program enrolments, total number N[NNNN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of preschool program enrolments at the service
Synonymous names:Help on this termPreschool program total enrolments
METeOR identifier:Help on this term506736
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of individual preschool program enrolments recorded at the service.
Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—number of preschool program enrolments

Value domain attributes

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

The child must have been offered a place and formally enrolled or registered in a preschool program and actively attending to be counted. A child is considered to be actively attending if they:

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

Exclude children who have:

  • only completed enrolment procedures at the service
  • 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.
Collection methods:Help on this term

The number of children enrolled in 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.

Enrolments 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).
Steward: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 early childhood education program enrolments, total number N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Supersedes Service provider organisation—number of preschool program enrolments, total number N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2013 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

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