NIS 400 million reform to add second assistant to preschools

Preschools with over 39 children will gain an additional caregiver in the upcoming school year, according to the announcement Monday afternoon at a joint press conference given by Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, and Chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, Haim Bibas.

Some 300,000 three and four year old children are in the municipal daycare system, with many of those daycares filled to the maximum capacity of 35 children, with only two caregivers – one preschool teacher and one assistant.

Starting in the 2015/16 school year, the approximately 4,000 preschools that care for 30 for more children will have an additional assistant on staff.


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