STATISTICAL ENTITY: CHILD
Children are considered in scope of the National ECEC Collection if they are enrolled in a preschool program at an in scope service provider, are aged between 3-6 years old inclusive and have been actively attending a preschool program. Child data collected using an aggregate methodology will be presented as episodes of enrolments and attendance.
The following descriptions outline the 2011 aggregate child level data element collection instructions. These data elements are cross classified variables, sought in conjunction with Number of preschool program enrolments and Number of children attending a preschool program.