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Service provider organisation—early childhood education program attendance hours, total hours N[NNNN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTotal hours of early childhood education program attended
Synonymous names:Help on this termTotal hours of preschool program attended
METeOR identifier:Help on this term557626
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of hours of an early childhood education program that children attended at this service.
Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—early childhood education program attendance hours

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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
Unit of measure:Help on this termHour (h)

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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

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This item is a sum of the hours of all children attending an early childhood education program at this service.

A child is defined as having attended an early childhood education 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.

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 attended may be less than or equal to the maximum number of hours available for children to attend the early childhood education program and/or the hours the child is enrolled, at the service in the reference period.

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The number of hours that children attended an early childhood education program should be collected for each early childhood education program available at the service. These data should then be aggregated to the service provider level for reporting purposes.

The total number of hours of an early childhood education program attended 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 Education and Care Data Group (ECECDG)
Steward:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Service provider organisation—early childhood education program attendance hours, total hours N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Supersedes Service provider organisation—preschool program attendance hours, total hours N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2014 Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

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