Is a Long Day of Gan Good?

The education ministry's extension of hours for state-run preschools and kindergartens raises practical and educational questions.   Background: In the last several years, Israel's education ministry has been gradually extending the hours of gan (preschool or kindergarten) for 3 to 5 year … [Read more...]

Gan for English Speakers: Yes or No?

A reader wonders whether he and his wife should send their children to an English speaking gan: We are at a point where we need to place our first son into gan (preschool) next year.  We are trying to decide whether to put him in an English-speaking gan for the first few years, and then in a … [Read more...]