Giving young children the best educational start in life

Kindergartens in North Tel Aviv
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$600,000 / $1,400,000

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THE 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 schools and facilities for children.

THE NEED 

When Israeli law changed to mandate education from age three instead of age five, this resulted in a dramatic 39% 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 within the Municipality. Further, as Tel Aviv-Yafo expanded and its population 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 is building 58 new kindergarten classrooms and planning an additional 53 kindergarten classrooms for 2019-2020.

The provision of safe, clean, and high-quality early childhood educational facilitates 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.

Project 1: HaMashtela Kindergarten Complex

The HaMashtela kindergarten complex is located on Moshe Vilenski Street in the middle of a residential area, nestled between a daycare center and a park. The kindergarten comprises four classrooms and caters to a total of approximately 130 children. The children are between the ages of 3-5.

The multi-story complex is designed to support the kindergarten’s educational activities and play, with state-of-the-art classrooms and outdoor play areas. There is one classroom and play area located in the original single-story building (renovated). In the new, two-story building, there is a large entrance hall which serves as a multi-purpose space for large group activities and community meetings; two classrooms downstairs, each of which has an adjacent outdoor area with play equipment and green space; and one classroom upstairs with an adjacent outdoor play area. Each classroom caters to 30-35 children, most of who live in the neighborhood.

The kindergarten operates from 7.30 am – 2.00 pm, after which afternoon activities are run by other educators at the same facility. The kindergarten also offers extra-curricular activities several times each week, including sport, music and theater, which are run by special educators.

DONATION REQUESTED for the naming rights to HaMasthela kindergarten complex: $600,000

Project 2: Pa’amoni Bavli Kindergarten Complex

The Pa’amoni Bavli kindergarten complex is located on Yosef Pa’amoni Street, nestled within leafy streets where new residential towers are being constructed, portending growth in the local population. The kindergarten comprises five classrooms and caters to a total of 90 children between the ages of 3-4. The multi-story complex is designed to support the kindergarten’s educational activities and play, with state-of-the-art classrooms and outdoor play areas. On the ground level, there is a large entrance hall that serves as a multipurpose space for large group activities and community meetings. There are three classrooms, each of which has an adjacent outdoor area with play equipment and a vegetable garden. Each classroom caters to approximately 25 children, most of who live in the neighborhood. The kindergarten operates from 7.30am – 2.00pm. Thereafter, afternoon activities are run by other educators at the same facility. On the first floor are two classrooms for special education students, also with adjacent outdoor play areas. Each classroom caters to 8-10 children who come from around the city.

DONATION REQUESTED for the naming rights to Pa’amoni Bavli kindergarten complex: $1,000,000

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Project 3: Neve Sharet Kindergarten Complex

The Neve Sharet kindergarten complex is currently under construction, to be completed in 2020. It is located on Bat El Street in the middle of a residential area, across the road from a park. The kindergarten will comprise six classrooms and therefore cater to approximately 200 children between the ages of 3-5. The multi-story complex is designed to support the kindergarten’s educational activities and play, with state-of-the-art classrooms and outdoor play areas. There will also be a number of shared, multi-purpose spaces for large groups and special activities, such as a dedicated art room. Each classroom will cater to 30-35 children, most of who live in the neighborhood. The kindergarten will operate from 7.30 am – 2.00 pm, after which afternoon activities will be run by other educators at the same facility.

DONATION REQUESTED for the naming rights to Neve Sharet kindergarten complex: $1,400,000

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