Pre-K and Kindergarten
The Ramat- Gan Municipality operates over 204 kindergartens, including public, religious, special needs, and private facilities.
New immigrants and returning citizens may use the help offered by the Aliyah Department in various fields beyond the core educational programs offered in Municipal kindergartens. The department is available to help with locating an appropriate kindergarten and the registration process. The department also runs the "Transition into Municipal kindergarten" group - a series of meetings preparing for the children's entrance to Municipal kindergartens. These meetings provide an opportunity for Olim parents to ask questions and to discuss dilemmas concerning the process.
The educational counselor works in three circles: the child, the family and the kindergarten system, with the goal is to integrate the child, personally and socially, in the kindergarten and with their age group environment.
The educational counselor helps in providing the following:
Enhancing the Hebrew language in kindergartens during the day
A network of volunteers to provide Hebrew studies and social help in the mornings and in the afternoons in the kindergarten.
"Preparation for First Grade" parents group - a series of meetings: readiness for first grade, emotional maturity for school, information about the educational system.
A variety of lectures about bilingualism, child development at an early age, multiculturalism and more.
Assistance in finding psychological counselling services for preschoolers in need of psychological educational services.
The Olim department employs professional educational coordinators for primary and high school ages who provide help and accompaniment to new immigrant children in all stages of absorption. The goal of the educational coordinators is to create optimal conditions for student's acclimatization in primary and high schools.
The department provides support for the needs of immigrant children, for children of immigrants that were born in Israel and for their families, and returning citizens and their families. The support includes educational consultation, cooperation with school staff and administration, and accompaniment of families and children in social and cultural integration. The coordinators put special emphasis on creating a clear working relationship between parents and the educational system in schools.
After School Activities
The department operates various after school activities and groups for children, every school year. The groups are partly subsidized for residents of Ramat Gan by the municipality and by the Ministry of Absorption.
To register your child to any of these courses, please contact the Ramat Gan Olim Department: 03-6758486.
Hebrew and Art | "Hebrew and Arts" course for immigrant children between the ages of 4 and 6 years old. This course is comprised of two parts: a 45-minute class of Hebrew studies and a 45-minute class engaging in studies of various arts. The classes will be held at the "Russian Museum of Arts" (located on Hibat Tzion 18). The course has two groups –Tuesdays from 16:30-18:00 or Thursdays 16:30-18:00.
Dancing classes | Children in the ages 4 -6 years old - classes are held twice a week between 16:30 to 17:30. Children in the ages 7 -12 years old - classes are held twice a week between 16:30 to 17:30. Adults 18+ - classes are held twice a week from 19:30-20:30. These classes are made possible due to a collaboration between Studio 13, the Ministry of Absorption, and the Ramat Gan Municipality.
Animation | An after-school animation course is available for children ages 7 and up. This course meets once a week from 17:00-18:30.
Choir | Children ages 4-16 are welcome to participate in the choir “HaKeshet HaMizameret.” The choir meets twice a week on Tuesdays 16:30-19:00 (each age group only meeting for 45 minutes) and Saturdays from 14:00-15:00. Rehearsal takes place at Usha school, 9 HaMa’apil Street. The choir performs songs in Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish.
Theater | This after-school activity meets once a week on Wednesdays from 18:00-20:00. It is for children in grades 7 and 8. Currently only available in Russian.