Variable BR6 : Child attends early childhood education programme

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 2131 (2131.9)
Invalid: 3773 (3813.1)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 8

File: ch

Children aged 0-4
Source of information
The mother or caretaker of the child aged 0-4.


Value Category
1 Yes
2 No
8 DK
9 Missing
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

BR5. Check age of child in UF11: Child is 3 or 4 years old? 

Yes. Continue with BR6

No. Go to BR8
Literal question
Does (name) attend any organized learning or early childhood education programme, such as a private or government facility, including kindergarten or community child care?
Interviewer instructions
If the child is 3 or 4 years old, check the box marked 'Yes' and continue on to BR6. If not (if the child is 0, 1 or 2 years old), check the box marked 'No' and skip to BR8.


This question aims to find out if the child is participating in early learning activities. Baby-sitting or child-minding, even if done in a special place such as a day-care centre, does not qualify as such a programme unless it includes organized learning activities. You must ensure that the mother or primary caretaker understands the meaning of 'Early Childhood Education Programme', explaining it as instructed.

Circle the appropriate code. Skip to BR8 if the answer to this question is 'No' or 'DK'.
Generated: FEB-14-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit