Community budget crisis
The council's education committee was told last week that the budget inherited from the former Strathclyde Region was Pounds 812,000, but based on population two-and-a-half times that amount is needed.
Ron McInally, East Dunbartonshire's education convener, said: "There is a need for additional funding to ensure that the service develops quickly to meet the needs of the community."
The council has also expressed unhappiness about pre-five provision. There are only 200 council places and more than 2,000 are needed, according to Mr McInally.