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Early childhood education program

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termPreschool program
METeOR identifier:Help on this term602292
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015
Definition:Help on this term

An early childhood education program is a structured, play-based learning program, delivered by a qualified teacher and aimed at children in the year or two before they commence full-time schooling, irrespective of the type of institution that provides it or whether it is government funded or privately provided. Programs may be delivered in a variety of service settings including separate preschools or kindergartens, long day care centres, in association with a school etc.

The terms most commonly used to describe early childhood education programs which are subject to the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education—2015 (NP UAECE—2015) in states and territories are:

  • Kindergarten – Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania.
  • Kindergarten or Preschool – Victoria, South Australia.
  • Preschool – New South Wales, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory.

 

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)
Reference documents:Help on this termNational Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education—2015

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Early childhood education program Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Child—early childhood education program attendance indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program attendance indicator, yes/no code N Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program enrolment indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program enrolment indicator, yes/no code N Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program fees charged per week Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program fees charged per week, total Australian currency N[N(8)] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program hours attended Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program hours attended (per week), total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program hours enrolled (per week), total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program received from a qualified teacher indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program received from a qualified teacher indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program repeater indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—early childhood education program repeater indicator, yes/no/unknown/not stated/inadequately described code N Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—maximum early childhood education program hours available Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Child—maximum early childhood education program hours available, total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early childhood education and care contact worker Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2015 Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2016 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2017 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

Early childhood education and care service activity type code N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

Early childhood education and care service activity type code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early childhood education and care service delivery setting code N Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early childhood education and care service delivery setting code N Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

Early childhood education and care worker cluster Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

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

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2016 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2017 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2015 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2016 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2017 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

Early childhood education program attendance hours Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early childhood education program attendance indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early childhood education program delivered by a qualified teacher indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early childhood education program enrolment hours Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early childhood education program enrolment indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early childhood education program fees charged per week Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early childhood education program received from a qualified teacher indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early childhood education program repeater indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early childhood education program weekly tuition fee schedule amount Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Hours worked in early childhood education program delivery (per week) Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Maximum early childhood education program hours available Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Maximum early childhood education program hours available per week Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Number of children attending an early childhood education program Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Number of early childhood education program enrolments Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Number of early childhood education program service operation weeks Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Number of Indigenous children attending an early childhood education program Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Number of Indigenous children enrolled in an early childhood education program Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Person (employed)—hours worked in early childhood education program delivery (per week) Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Person (employed)—hours worked in early childhood education program delivery (per week), total hours NNN Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Person (employed)—role of early childhood education and care worker, code N Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Person (employed)—type of work activity, early childhood education and care, code N Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Quality early childhood education program Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—early childhood education program attendance hours Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

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

Service provider organisation—early childhood education program delivered by a qualified teacher indicator Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—early childhood education program delivered by a qualified teacher indicator, yes/no code N Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—early childhood education program weekly tuition fee schedule amount Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—early childhood education program weekly tuition fee schedule amount, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—government funding type, early childhood education and care, code N Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

Service provider organisation—government funding type, early childhood education and care, code N Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Service provider organisation—management type, early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—maximum early childhood education program hours available per week Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—maximum early childhood education program hours available per week, total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of children attending an early childhood education program Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

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

Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program enrolments Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program enrolments, total number N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program hours enrolled Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program hours enrolled, total hours N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program service operation weeks Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program service operation weeks (calendar year), total NN Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children attending an early childhood education program Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children attending an early childhood education program, total number N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children enrolled in an early childhood education program Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children enrolled in an early childhood education program, total N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

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