A WORKSHOP held on Tuesday night regarding the delivery of kindergarten services across the region has been hailed a success by organisers.
The workshop coordinated by the Loddon Mallee Preschool Association (LMPA) aimed to discuss changes made by state and federal governments to increase the number of hours children need to attend kindergarten.
LMPA chief executive Sandra Houlahan said there were not enough kindergartens and too many children in the region to provide the additional kindergarten hours, and the workshop was a chance to discuss possible solutions.
Mrs Houlahan said 50 people attended the workshop, including representatives from the City of Greater Bendigo and Department of Education and Early Childhood, kindergarten officials and parents.
She said the number of people who took part in the workshop was encouraging.
“It was a positive step,” Mrs Houlahan said.
“We had a number of different groups and each of them worked on a particular issue, for example, enrolments or capacity and then we voted on what we thought was our priority. We will now go through all the details and information from the workshop and form a report.”
Mrs Houlahan said the workshop was a fantastic start in implementing the government changes across the region.