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.
The department publishes summary reports and overview snapshots of previous years' data collections (2008-2013) in the
ECEC Services Census Fact Sheets.
2018 data collection
This year's census begins on Monday 30 July 2018.
Services will have until Sunday 19 August 2018 to complete the survey.
Please refer to the following documentation to help you complete the survey:
Frequently asked questions (PDF, 150KB) (DOCX, 40KB)
2018 ECEC Services Census Glossary (PDF, 340KB) (DOCX, 48KB)
2018 ECEC Services Census Data Collection Manual (PDF, 255KB) (DOCX, 67KB)
2018 Staff acknowledgement of consent form for long day care, kindergarten, limited hours care and Remote Kindergarten (PDF, 546KB) (DOCX, 42KB)
Staff acknowledgement of consent form for family day care (PDF, 541KB) (DOCX, 45.1KB)
Staff acknowledgement of consent form for outside school hours care (PDF, 449KB) (DOCX, 43.6KB)
2018 privacy notice for parents (PDF, 260KB) (DOCX, 32.9KB)
Child Record Collection (CRC) uploading instructions (PDF, 796KB) (DOCX, 1.1MB)
Child Record Collection (CRC) child data upload template 2018 (XLS, 40.5KB)
How to prepare guide - 2018 ECEC Census (PDF, 121KB) (DOCX, 34.8KB)
ECEC Services Census Fact sheets
Overview snapshots of previous years census data collections (2008-2013).Queensland ECEC Service Census Data
Access previous years' census data (2014-2017) reported by DoE region and service provider type.