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4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011  
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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM ENROLMENT INDICATOR


Technical name: Child - preschool program enrolment indicator, yes/no code N
METeOR identifier: 436126
METeOR link: http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/436126
METeOR definition: An indicator of whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program, as represented by a code.

Scope
Inclusions: All children enrolled in a preschool program.
Exclusions: Children not enrolled in a preschool program.

Underlying Concepts
Concept: Preschool program enrolment.
Nominal definition: A child that has been offered a place in a preschool program and is actively attending.
Operational definition: Consistent with nominal definition.
Supporting data elements:

Conceptual issues:
  • A child is considered to be actively attending if they have attended a preschool 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 were expected to return.

Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Code
Data type: Boolean
Format: N, for example: 1
Maximum character length: 1
Classification values:
      1 - Yes
      2 - No
Supplementary values:
      9 - Not stated/inadequately described

2.1.10 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS

Edit specificationsEdit resolution

1.
If field is blank.Provide a valid preschool program enrolment indicator, otherwise amend to code ‘9’.

2.
If field contains text or character length is greater than 1.Provide a valid preschool program enrolment indicator.

3.
If indicator is not code 1, 2 or 9.Provide a valid preschool program enrolment indicator.



Classification Definitions

CODE 1 Yes
Record if the child
  • has attended a preschool program for at least one hour during the reference period, OR
  • was absent during the reference period due to illness or extended holiday leave but was expected to return.

CODE 2 No
Record if the child:
  • was not enrolled in a preschool program, OR
  • was absent during the reference period and not expected to return to the preschool program.

CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the child's enrolment in the preschool program is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where this data element is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.

Other Information
Related aggregate data elements: Number of preschool program enrolments.

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