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4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011  
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Contents >> Data Element Collection Instructions >> Aggregate Level Data >> Statistical Entity: Worker - Aggregate >> Delivery of Preschool Program Indicator - Aggregate

DELIVERY OF PRESCHOOL PROGRAM INDICATOR


Technical name: Person (employed) - preschool program delivery indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described, code N
METeOR identifier: 441674
METeOR link: http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/441674
METeOR definition: An indicator of whether a person delivered a structured, play-based, educational preschool program as represented by a code.

Scope
Inclusions: All paid contact workers within early childhood education and care services.
Exclusions: Unpaid workers and non-contact workers within early childhood education and care services.

Underlying Concepts
Concept: Delivery of a preschool program.
Nominal definition: The face to face delivery of a preschool program by an early childhood education and care worker for at least one hour per week during the reference period.
Operational definition: The total number of paid contact workers within an early childhood education and care service, for each of the Delivery of preschool program indicator classification codes.
Supporting data elements: Hours worked in preschool program delivery
Conceptual issues:

  • 'Person' refers to the primary contact worker(s) delivering the preschool program (e.g. teachers).
  • 'Delivery of a preschool program' refers to face to face delivery for at least one hour per week during the reference period by an early childhood education and care contact worker.

Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Total
Data type: Number
Format: N[NN]
Maximum character length: 3
Classification values:
      1 - Yes
      2 - No
Supplementary values:
      9 - Not stated/inadequately described

2.5.6 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS


Edit specificationsEdit resolution

1.
If field is blank.Provide a valid number of workers, otherwise amend to ‘0’ for the particular delivery of preschool program category.

2.
If field contains text or character lengths is greater than 3.Provide a valid number of workers for the particular delivery of preschool program category.



Guide for Use
Counting rules:
  • Report whether or not the worker delivered a face to face preschool program for at least one hour during the reference period.

Classification Definitions
CODE 1 Yes
Record if the person delivered a preschool program during the reference period.

CODE 2 No
Record if the person did not deliver a preschool program during the reference period.

CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the response to whether the worker delivered a preschool program is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the delivery of preschool program indicator is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.

Other Information
Related URL data element: Delivery of preschool program indicator.

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