Preschool programs in the ACT

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Factsheet: Preschool programs in the ACT

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The ACT has one of the highest proportions of 3 year olds in early education and care (ECEC) and is performing above the national average for the proportion of 4 year olds enrolled in and attending preschool. Despite the large number of 3 year olds in ECEC, the proportion of 3 year olds in a preschool program is slightly below average.

Key facts

  • 71 per cent of 3 year olds are enrolled in ECEC (in long day care, sessional preschool and family day care)
  • 19 per cent of 3 year olds are enrolled in preschool programs
  • 100 per cent per cent of children are enrolled in preschool programs in the year before school
  • Nearly 90 per cent are attending for 15 hours or more
  • The majority of children attend school-based government and non-government preschool in the ACT
  • A number of families are accessing preschool programs in Long Day Care
  • Total per-child expenditure in the ACT is slightly above the national average

Proportion of 3 year olds enrolled in all ECEC and preschool

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