The Tel Haim neighborhood is a low socio-economic area in southeast Tel Aviv with a diverse population. The population comprises a mix of longtime residents and new residents. In recent years, the population has shifted from older people to young couples with children seeking more affordable housing. The growth in young families has resulted in a greater need for schools and facilities for children.
When Israeli law changed to mandate education from age three instead of age five, there was a dramatic 39% increase in the number of children enrolled in the municipal education system. This naturally required a significant increase in the capacity and number 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.
The new kindergarten complex will comprise three classes and cater for a total of 105 children. The children will range from ages 3-6, providing a seamless transition from each year of pre-school until the children commence elementary school. This is enhanced by the location of the kindergarten next to the neighborhood’s elementary school. The two-story complex is designed to support the kindergarten’s educational activities and play and includes three large state-of-the-art classrooms with their own kitchen and bathrooms and air-conditioning and outdoor playground equipment.
Requested Donation: $600,000
The kindergarten complex will be named according to the donor’s request.