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Child—maximum early childhood education program hours available, total hours N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMaximum early childhood education program hours available (Child)
Synonymous names:Help on this term Maximum preschool program hours available (Child)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term602325
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015
Definition:Help on this term

The maximum number of hours of early childhood education program available to the child at this service, in total hours. 

Data Element Concept:Child—maximum early childhood education program hours available

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Unit of measure:Help on this termHour (h)

Collection and usage attributes

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Count the maximum hours available that the child is able to be enrolled and attend the early childhood education program at the service. The maximum hours available to the child may be less than the opening hours of the service, but may exceed the number of hours the child is enrolled for or attended during 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.

Where this data element is not able to be reported accurately at an individual child level, for each early childhood education program, count the total hours enrolled for the child with the highest enrolment hours during the reference period, and record this total for all children enrolled in that early childhood education program.

Collection methods:Help on this termJurisdictions which adopt a two week reference period are required to derive their data to a representative reference week.
Comments:Help on this termThis data element provides information on the proportion of children that are enrolled in early childhood education programs that are available for at least 15 hours per week or at least 600 hours per year.

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

Supersedes Child—maximum early childhood education program hours available, total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

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

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

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

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