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Early Childhood Education and Care Services Census

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The Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care Services Census is an annual data collection from the early childhood education and care sector.

All early childhood education and care services are asked to complete the Census, including long day care, kindergarten, family day care, outside school hours care and state and non-state schools that provide kindergarten programs in rural/remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Collected information is used for planning and program development, monitoring outcomes of early childhood initiatives such as universal access to kindergarten and the implementation of the National Quality Framework.

It is important for all early childhood education and care services to complete the census and ensure the information provided is accurate and up-to-date. Census data helps to inform current future government initiatives, and is useful for communities and services in determining the characteristics of early childhood education and care provision in Queensland.

2019 data collection​

This census begins on Monday 29 July 2019.

Services will have until Sunday 18 August 2019 to complete the survey.

Please refer to the following documentation to help you complete the survey:

Preparation

Staff acknowledgement forms

More information

Queensland ECEC Service Census Data 
Access previous years' census data (2014-2018) reported by Department of Education region and service provider type.
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Last updated 20 May 2019