Tasmania is performing above the national average for universal access to kindergarten for 4 year olds. However, a very small proportion of 3 year olds attend kindergarten in Tasmania - although over half of all 3 year olds are in ECEC.
- 58 per cent of 3 year olds are enrolled in ECEC (in long day care, sessional kindergarten and family day care)
- 5 per cent of 3 year olds are enrolled in kindergarten programs
- 100 per cent per cent of children are enrolled in kindergarten programs in the year before school
- 82 per cent are attending for 15 hours or more
- Nearly all of children attend government and non-government kindergarten in Tasmania, as it is provided though schools. A small proportion of children attend preschool programs through long day care settings.
- Total per-child expenditure in Tasmania is around the national average.
Proportion of 3 year olds enrolled in all ECEC and preschool
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Graph showing the proportion of 3 year olds enrolled in all ECEC and preschool. The data shows that in Tasmania, 58% of 3 years olds are in ECEC and 5% of 3 year olds are in preschool. By comparison, Australia-wide 66% of 3 year olds are in ECEC and 21.3% of 3 year old are in preschool.
Fact sheets in this series
- An additional year of preschool - an achievable reform
- Designing a preschool program
- Preschool programs for 3 year olds
- International preschool programs for 3 year olds
- Kindergarten programs in Queensland
- Kindergarten programs in Tasmania
- Kindergarten programs in Victoria
- Kindergarten programs in Western Australia
- The impact of two years of preschool
- Two years are better than one
- Preschool programs in the Northern Territory
- Preschool programs in New South Wales
- Preschool programs in South Australia
- Preschool programs in the ACT.