|1. COLLECTION SCOPE AND COVERAGE|
Outlines the collection scope of the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection. A summary of the data coverage for each jurisdiction is also included. This section also describes the development of the Preschool Provider Frame.
|5. OVERVIEW OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE IN AUSTRALIA |
This chapter provides an outline of the state and territory preschool delivery models, including terminology and age entry requirements. Also outlines the nature of preschool delivery for each state and territory.
|2. COLLECTION OVERVIEW|
Contains information on the National Early Childhood Education Care Collection, including the collection date, reference period, collection methods, national comparability, key methodological differences and data limitations.
|6. JURISDICTIONAL DATA QUALITY STATEMENTS |
Outlines jurisdictional specific collection methodologies and summarises the sources from which data was obtained for each jurisdiction. The ABS Data Quality Framework is adopted to evaluate the quality of data supplied for the collection.
|3. CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS|
This chapter outlines key concepts and definitions, and is divided into two sections, data collection and counting concepts, and data processing and reporting concepts. These concepts and definitions are required to form a thorough understanding of the information contained within the Preschool Education, Australia, 2012 (cat. no 4240.0).
|7. DATA AVAILABILITY|
Presents related ABS publications and complementary products, including supporting material used in the collection. Outlines important contact information for users who require more complex statistical information or specialised ABS consultancy services.
|4. DATA OUTPUT AND PROCESSING|
This chapter describes the interactions and business rules within the National Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Collection as they relate to key output collection classifications. This chapter also highlights where the collection concepts are reported within Preschool Education, Australia, 2012 (cat no 4240.0).
|8. COLLECTION BACKGROUND AND GOVERNANCE|
Overview of the collection background and governance, including the role of the National Partnership Agreement on Early Childhood Education and the National Information Agreement on Early Childhood Education and Care.