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'Summer school' program to include preschools

'Summer school' program which initially included students in grades 1-3 will continue to include preschools, ministers say.

'Summer school' program to include preschools

'Preschools in the city have become a ticking time bomb'

In Beitar Illit, just across a road from the Arab town of Husan, hundreds of preschool children are unprotected in case of a terror attack.

'Preschools in the city have become a ticking time bomb'

Education Minister pushes English studies for preschoolers

New initiative would require preschoolers to have 'English class' for 15-30 minutes each day.

Education Minister pushes English studies for preschoolers

Preschoolers get COVID after sick worker ordered to show up

Preschool short on workers tells teenage employee to show up for work, despite having COVID symptoms.

Preschoolers get COVID after sick worker ordered to show up

San Francisco Jewish preschool vandalized with anti-Israel graffiti

In wake of incident, Chabad of Noe Valley hires security guard to monitor preschool and assembles volunteer team to protect services.

San Fran Jewish preschool vandalized with anti-Israel graffiti

Suspicion: Staff hit the children, and threw them on mattresses

Five childcare workers arrested on suspicion of abuse. 'It was natural that we brought our twins there, we trusted her,' father says.

Suspicion: Daycare employees hit kids, threw them on mattresses

Preschool teacher from central Israel suspected of abusing children

Parents file complaint after footage shows possible abuse by preschool teacher.

Preschool teacher suspected of abusing children

Indictment: Women slapped, threw, and dragged children attending childcare center

Prosecutor submits indictment against four assistants at childcare center in Ramle, charging them with abuse and attack on minors.

Indictment: Women slapped, threw, and dragged children

A kick and a slap on the back: Footage from the 'wipes game' daycare

Court okays publication of footage from 'wipes game' Ramle childcare center.

A kick and a slap on the backplayer

Security footage of Ramle 'wipes game' preschool shows over 200 incidents of violence

Court extends arrest of daycare center owner Lital Bersi, says she knew about abuse and failed to report.

Police: Over 200 incidents of violence in Ramle preschool

Daycare crisis: 20% of childcare centers denied permission to operate

Just 40% of childcare centers requested permission to operate under new law - and 20% of requests were denied.

20% of childcare centers denied permission to operate

Owner of Ramle 'wipes game' preschool released to house arrest

Owner of Ramle preschool released to house arrest, footage shows preschool's assistants hit children, invented new 'game.'

Owner of preschool released to house arrest

Ashdod parent: 'Preschool teacher tied my son to a chair'

Police investigate claim that 50-year-old preschool teacher tied child to a chair.

'Preschool teacher tied my son to a chair'

Private preschools: 'Preschools will close, parents won't be able to work'

Private Preschools Forum warns: Closing daycares will lead to economic shutdown.

'Preschools will close, parents won't be able to work'

Kindergarten teacher who died of COVID-19 left heartrending letter

Shalva Zalfreund, the kindergarten teacher who died of coronavirus says she was infected by one of the children, leaves heartrending letter.

Teacher who died of coronavirus left heartrending letter

Private preschools: 'Give us what was promised, or we'll shut down the next school year'

'We're bleeding to death, every day more preschools close,' heads of Private Preschools Forum say.

'Give us what was promised, or we'll shut things down next year'

Preschools partially reopen

70% of children to be allowed to return to daycare. Children to return to preschool for half the week.

Preschools partially reopen

Jerusalem preschools to open on Lag Ba'omer

Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch calls on government to decide whether preschools should open on Lag Ba'omer, says parent pressure is 'wrong.'

Jerusalem preschools to open on Lag Ba'omer

Daycares to reopen on Sunday - at 70% capacity

Government-supervised daycares to reopen, ministries decide, but with smaller groups.

Daycares to reopen on Sunday

Blue and White promises: 'Free education from birth'

Blue and White party touts promise of free and quality education from birth to age 18. Will it become mandatory?

'Free education from birth'

Police investigate Bnei Brak preschool assistant suspected of abuse

Police open investigation after receiving complaint regarding abusive childcare worker in Bnei Brak.

Police investigate preschool assistant suspected of abuse

Child abuse suspected in Rosh Ha'ayin preschool

Police open investigation after preschool assistants report child abuse by preschool teacher.

Child abuse suspected in central Israel

Education Ministry: Children born in January will not be admitted to preschool early

Education Ministry removes option to request younger children be allowed to begin public preschool a year early.

No more special requests for admittance to public preschool

Israeli kindergarten closed after segregating Ethiopian children

Kindergarten in Kiryat Gat ordered to close following complaints that Ethiopian children were segregated from rest of population.

Israeli kindergarten closed after segregating Ethiopian children

Preschool aide charged with assaulting 3-year-olds

Police charge aide at Kfar Saba preschool for children with special needs with assaulting multiple children, including throwing children.

Preschool aide charged with assaulting 3-year-olds

Preschool opens at former concentration camp in Serbia

Preschool in Serbia opens at a building that once was part of a Nazi concentration camp. "Inappropriate, considering what took place there.”

Preschool opens at former concentration camp in Serbia

D.C.: Preschool staffer on leave due to 'inappropriate conduct'

D.C. police investigating child sexual abuse allegations at Reform preschool

D.C.: Preschool staffer on leave due to 'inappropriate conduct'

'Camera law' approved in preliminary vote

Knesset gives preliminary approval to law requiring security cameras in institutions caring for minors and helpless.

'Camera law' approved in preliminary vote

'Investing in daycare will help more women enter the workforce'

Haredi MK pushes government to open new subsidized daycare centers in bid to bring more women into the workforce.

'Investing in daycare will help more women enter the workforce'

Jewish family’s adopted son accused of trashing Chabad preschool

Florida teenager scrawls Hitler slur on Chabad preschool, smashes bookshelves and televisions.

Jewish family’s adopted son accused of trashing Chabad preschool

Parents jump for joy: 7 less vacation days for kids

Caving to parents' pressure, Education Minister Bennett adds seven days to the school year. Will this help children, the economy, or both?

Parents jump for joy: 7 less vacation days for kids

This outdoor Negev preschool is shaking up Israeli education

'Forest preschool' puts Mitzpe Ramon on the map, draws educators from all over Israel.

This outdoor Negev preschool is shaking up Israeli education

Abusive preschool teacher goes to jail

Abusive preschool teacher, manager, get jail time. Parents: Justice has been served.

Abusive preschool teacher goes to jail

Does daycare harm children's development?

Studies show long hours in daycare lead to high cortisol levels, harm children's emotional development.

Does daycare harm children's development?

Schoolyard tragedy: 3-year old dies in preschool playground

3-year old boy chokes to death after playing in sandbox at his preschool. Police detain four staff members following child's death.

Schoolyard tragedy: 3-year old dies in preschool playground

First Jewish preschool in Krakow since Holocaust

Krakow JCC receives grant to create Jewish nursery school.

First Jewish preschool in Krakow since Holocaust

Parents Rebel against Mandatory Pre-Nursery School

Starting this year, all children aged 3 will have to enroll in pre-nursery schools – but parents say conditions are intolerable.

Parents' Rebellion against Mandatory Pre-Nursery Schools

Sandbox Spreads Disease in Jerusalem Preschool

Parents of children enrolled in a preschool in Jerusalem's Pat neighborhood claim sandbox has not been cleaned for years.

Sandbox Spreads Disease in Jerusalem Preschool