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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Total hours of early childhood education program attended
Synonymous names:Total hours of preschool program attended
METeOR identifier:602336
Registration status:Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015
Definition:The 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

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[NNNN]
Maximum character length:5
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:

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.

Collection methods:

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:Early Childhood Education and Care Data Group (ECECDG)
Steward:Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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Service provider organisation—early childhood education program attendance hours, total hours N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2016 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2017 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +