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 (OSHC) and state and non-state schools that provide kindergarten programs.
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.
In 2022, the Census recorded an amazing response rate of 99.4%. Following quality assurance processes, the Department of Education will use collected data to inform policy and program development, monitor trends and report on service delivery.
2023 data collection
This year's Census begins on Monday
31 July 2023.
The reference period for 2023 is
31 July 2023 to 6 August 2023.
Services will have until
Sunday 20 August 2023 to complete the survey.
Please refer to the following documentation to help you complete the survey:
Child Record Collection upload
Previous years data
Queensland ECEC Service Census Data: Access previous years' census data (2018–2022) reported by Department of Education region and service provider type.
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