Education Ministry: Parents can enroll children aged 3 in private preschools next year

Children aged three to four will be able to enroll in certified private preschools as well as public preschools, the Education Ministry announced this week.

The ministry backtracked on its earlier policy regarding private preschools, and made the decision following protests by parents and parents groups claiming that the conditions in public preschools need to be improved and that it was their right to choose whether or not to send their children to a public or private school.

The Compulsory Education Law for age three is set to go into effect beginning in the upcoming academic year (2015/16).  This new law, one of the recommendations of the Trajtenberg Committee, requires all children aged three to four to enroll in preschool.


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