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The total number of children in the kindergartens in the period 2007-2012 has been steadily growing and has increased from 20.564 children in 2007 to 26.885 children in 2012, or for 30,7%.

 

When the data is analyzed on municipal level, increase is noticed in all municipalities that have kindergartens, except for the municipality of Demir Hisar, where there is insignificant decrease of the number of children in kindergartens.

 In the period 2007-2012 only in 3 municipalities which previously didn’t have kindergartens, new kindergartens were opened, and those are the municipalities of Vevchani, Demir Kapija and Ilinden. On the other side, in 41 municipalities there are no kindergartens at all, which represents nearly half of the total number of municipalities in Republic of Macedonia.

In the period 2007-2012 the following municipalities have highest growth in the number of children which go to kindergarten:

 

The following municipalities have highest average number of children per group in the period 2007-2012:

Municipalities

Average number of children per group 2007-2012

Kumanovo

25,7

Kochani

24,4

Prilep

22,7

 

The municipalities of Berovo, Demir Hisar and Krushevo have the lowest average number of children per group in the period 2007-2012, with around 12-13 children per group.

If we analyze the number of children in the kindergartens in regards to the number of pedagogical and nursing staff, the results show that the following municipalities have the lowest average number of children per pedagogical/nursing staff:

Municipality

Average number of children per pedagogical/nursing staff 2007-2012

Krushevo

6,2

Demir Hisar

6,5

Sveti Nikole

7,1

 

The opposite extreme represent the municipalities with the highest average number of children per pedagogical/nursing staff, where the municipality of Vevchani leads with the average of 17,8 children per pedagogical/nursing staff, and the municipalities of Delchevo and Kumanovo follow with around 12 children per pedagogical/nursing staff.