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Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program hours enrolled, total hours N[NNNN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of early childhood education program hours enrolled
Synonymous names:Help on this termNumber of preschool program hours enrolled
METeOR identifier:Help on this term602356
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015
Definition:Help on this term

The total number of hours of an early childhood education program that children are enrolled in at this service.

Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—number of early childhood education program hours enrolled

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
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

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

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

  • attended an early childhood education program for at least one hour in 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.

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 enrolled may be less than or equal to the maximum number of hours available for children to attend an early childhood education program, but may exceed the total number of hours children attended the service in the reference period.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The number of hours that children are enrolled in 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 children are enrolled to receive 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

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provider organisation—number of early childhood education program hours enrolled, total hours N[NNNN] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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

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