Rise in demand for long-day kindergartens

Kfar Saba will open its first full-day religious kindergarten and three new secular kindergartens.

By MIRIAM BULWAR DAVID-HAY (TRANSLATED)
March 9, 2008 12:53

Kfar Saba has recorded a 25 percent rise in the number of parents enrolling their children in long-day kindergartens in the coming school year, reports www.local.co.il. As a result, the city will open its first full-day religious kindergarten and three new secular kindergartens. According to the report, 914 children have been enrolled for long-day kindergartens in the 2008-9 school year, compared with 702 children in the current year. The report did not say how many children are enrolled for "short-day" kindergartens. The report said the city is currently searching for suitable sites for the long-day religious kindergarten, but has already chosen locations for the three secular kindergartens, with one to open in the Hadarim neighborhood and two in the university neighborhood. Kfar Saba is reportedly one of the only cities in Israel in which two qualified staff remain with the children for the entire day, rather than, as in most cities, the kindergarten teacher leaving at lunchtime and being replaced by a substitute.


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