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Czertik Kindergartens
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REQUESTED DONATION:

$ 440,000

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PROJECTS / EDUCATION

PROJECT 

Build two new kindergarten classrooms as part of an integrated early childhood health and education facility.

OBJECTIVE 

Create state-of-the-art learning and play environments for the increasing number of young children living in Tel Aviv.

IMPACT 

The kindergarten classrooms will impact up to 70 children by supporting their educational and emotional development.

BACKGROUND

The population of north Tel Aviv reflects the broader demographic shift trending across the city: the growth of young families. While, in the past, many young people moved away once they entered the next life stage of having children, young families are increasingly choosing to remain in or return to the city. The growth in young families has resulted in a greater need for early childhood services and facilities.

THE NEED

The change in Israeli law to mandate education from age three instead of age five resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of children enrolled in the municipal education system, which naturally required a significant increase in the number and capacity of early childhood facilities. Further, as the population of Tel Aviv-Yafo grew, developing early education facilities became even more pressing. From 2009 to 2019, the number of kindergarten classrooms in Tel Aviv-Yafo almost doubled. In the 2018-2019 school year, the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo built 58 new kindergarten classrooms and is planning an additional 53 kindergarten classrooms for 2019-2020. This will partly target the central and northern neighborhoods of Tel Aviv, where key early childhood services and facilities are under-developed or poorly located. The provision of safe, clean and high-quality early childhood educational facilities enables both parents to work and supports early childhood development. Evidence suggests that children benefit from participating in kindergarten programs by developing early reading skills, richer vocabularies, stronger mathematics skills, and more developed social skills.

THE PROJECT

The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo is planning to build an integrated early childhood health and education facility on Shimshon Czertok Street in north Tel Aviv.

The three-story building will be situated on an empty plot of land next to an existing kindergarten. It will include:

1. Tipat Chalav early childhood health center;
2. Two daycare rooms (for ages 0-3); and
3. Two kindergarten classrooms (for ages 3-6).

The integrated early childhood health and education facility will offer parents and children convenience, the comfort of a familiar environment, and a seamless transition from infancy until the children commence elementary school The kindergarten classrooms will each cater to 30-35 children and offer state- of-the-art learning environments and outdoor play areas. It will operate from 7.30am – 2.00pm, after which afternoon activities are run by other educators at the same facility

THE IMPACT

The kindergarten classrooms will impact up to 70 children by supporting their educational and emotional development.

THE INVESTMENT

The Tel Aviv Foundation is seeking a philanthropic investment towards the two kindergarten classrooms in the new integrated early childhood health and education facility.

Cost of kindergarten classrooms $ 800,000
REQUESTED DONATION for the naming of two kindergarten classrooms $ 800,000

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