K2103 / Version 3 / 02.07.2023 / English
Day Care Centers are operated by women’s organizations, community centers and frameworks under the supervision of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services. Mishpachtonim (day care in a private home) or caretakers might be a solution as well.
Day Care Centers working under the supervision of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services differ from privately operated Mishpachtonim in the following ways:
Nursery Schools and pre-kindergartens are operated by Misrad HaChinuch and are free of charge. Some nursery schools also include pre-kindergarten activities that help children prepare for compulsory kindergarten.
Kindergarten (gan chova) is compulsory for every child.
Children attend primary school from grade 1-6.
Junior high school/middle school covers grades 7-9.
High school covers grades 10-12.