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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 term731367
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standardisation pending 05/08/2020
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 term

Jurisdictions which adopt a two week reference period are required to derive their data to a representative reference week.

Comments:Help on this term

This 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 term

Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Steward:Help on this termData Strategy Group (DSG)

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Child—maximum early childhood education program hours available, total hours N[N] Early Childhood, Standardisation pending 05/08/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2020 Early Childhood, Standardisation pending 31/07/2020

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