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Whether a child received a preschool service, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Yes/no code N ".
Data Type Boolean
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 No
1 Yes


Guide for use:

Preschool comprises a structured educational programme usually provided by a qualified teacher on a sessional basis in dedicated preschools. Similar educational programs or curricula may be provided in long day care and other settings. These are primarily aimed at children in the year or two before they commence full-time schooling.

The terms most commonly used to describe preschool services in various states and territories are:

  • Kindergarten—Tasmania, WA and Queensland
    (In Queensland between 2003-07 Kindergarten is being replaced with a year called Preschool);
  • Kindergarten or Preschool—Victoria;
  • Preschool (including Child Parent Centres)—SA;
  • Preschool— NSW, ACT and NT.


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