Access to early childhood education in Australia

Research Report No. 24 – April 2013

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Abbreviation Name
AECE Access to Early Childhood Education project
AEDI Australian Early Development Index
AIFS Australian Institute of Family Studies
CEaCS Childhood Education and Care Survey
COAG Council of Australian Governments
DEEWR Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
ECDSG Early Childhood Data Sub Group
ECE Early childhood education
ECEC Early childhood education and care
FaHCSIA Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
LDC Long day care
LSAC Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
LSIC Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children
MCEECDYA Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs
NESB Non-English speaking background
NIA ECEC National Information Agreement on Early Childhood Education and Care
NP National Partnership
NP ECE National Partnership Agreement on Early Childhood Education
NSPCCC National Survey of Parents' Child Care Choices
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
SEIFA Socio-Economic Index for Areas
SLA Statistical Local Area