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4240.0.55.001 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2013  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/03/2014   
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CONTENTS

    Collection Scope and Coverage
      Scope of the Collection
      Collection Coverage
      Service Provider Coverage for the 2013 National ECEC Collection by State and Territory
      Preschool Provider Frame
    Collection Overview
      Collection Date and Reference Period
      Collection Methods
      2013 National Early Childhood Education and Care Data Sources
      Data Sources
    Concepts, Methods and Processes
      Data Concepts and Classifications
        Early Childhood Education and Care
        Preschool Program
        Enrolment and Attendance
        Reasons Children could be enrolled in and attending Multiple Preschool Programs
        Child Counting Concepts
        Worker/Teacher
        Service Provider
        Geography for the National ECEC Collection
      Data Methods and Processes
        Data Collection Methods
        Creating Unique Child Records from Episode Records
        Background to Creating Unique Child Records
        Matching and Linking Terminology
        Statistical Linkage Key
        Identification of Identical SLK Child Records Across Data Sources
        Stages of Linking Methodology
        Linking Within-File
        Linking Between-Files
        Reporting Child Counts
        Identification of Unique Child Records in the YBFS
        Sector Classification
        Reporting of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Status
    Data Output Tables
      Output Table Reference Matrix
      Statistical Populations
      Children
      Worker Level Data
      Service Provider Level Data
    Overview of Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia
      Nature of Preschool Program Delivery by State and Territory
      Australian Government Involvement in Early Childhood Education and Care
      New South Wales - Overview
      Victoria - Overview
      Queensland - Overview
      South Australia - Overview
      Western Australia - Overview
      Tasmania - Overview
      Northern Territory - Overview
      Australian Capital Territory - Overview
    Jurisdictional Data Quality Statements
      Introduction
      Australian Government
      New South Wales
      Victoria
      Queensland
      South Australia
      Western Australia
      Tasmania
      Northern Territory
      Australian Capital Territory
    Data Availability
      Early Childhood Data Sources
      Related Products
      Special Data Services
    Collection Background and Governance
      The National Partnership Agreement on Early Childhood Education
      National Information Agreement on Early Childhood Education and Care
      National Quality Framework
      Early Childhood Education and Care National Minimum Data Set


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