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8:30 – 9:00      Registration and light refreshments

9:00 – 9:30      Opening Remarks

Prof. Avi Weiss, President, Taub Center; Department of Economics, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Yossi Shavit, Chair of the Taub Center Initiative on Early Childhood Development and Inequality; Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University
Daniella Ben Atar, Israel Representative, Bernard van Leer Foundation

9:30 – 10:45    First Session: Efficiency and Accessibility of Early Childhood Frameworks in Israel

Chair: Dr. Naomi Moreno, Director, Early Childhood Dialogue

Participants:
Dana Vaknin, Researcher, Taub Center
Noam Zontag, Researcher, Taub Center
Shavit Madhala, Researcher, Taub Center
Dr. Tali Yariv-Mashal, General Director, Beracha Foundation

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30  Second Session: The Daycare Supervision Law

Chair: Prof. Yossi Shavit, Chair of the Taub Center Initiative on Early Childhood Development and Inequality; Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University

Participants:
Dr. Yousef Jabareen, Former MK and Chair of the Knesset Committee on the Rights of the Child
Ahinoam Hananya, Educational Entrepreneur and Advisor
Sima Hadad, Vice Chairman, National Council for the Child
Varda Malka, Director of Knowledge and Tools Development, Daycare Department, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services

12:30 – 13:30  Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:45  Third Session: Coping with the Coronavirus – Strategies for the Day After

Chair:
Suzanne Patt Benvenisti, Director General, Taub Center

Participants:
Prof. Yair Ziv, Department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Haifa
Orna Paz, Director of the Department of Preschool Education, Ministry of Education
Dr. Carmel Blank, Senior Researcher, Taub Center

15:00 – 15:45  Closing Remarks

Prof. Yossi Shavit, Chair of the Taub Center Initiative on Early Childhood Development and Inequality; Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University

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Publications by The Taub Center Initiative on Early Childhood Development and Inequality:

The Relationship Between Parental Stress and Young Children’s Screen Time During a COVID-19 Driven National Lockdown

Inequalities are created in early childhood: Early childhood poverty and future academic achievements

Emerging Early Childhood Inequality: On the Relationship between Poverty, Stress, Sensory Stimulation, and Child Development and Achievements

Early Childhood Education and Care in Israel Compared to the OECD: Enrollment Rates, Employment Rates of Mothers, Quality Indices, and Future Achievement

 

This conference is generously supported by the Beracha Foundation, the Bernard Van Leer Foundation, and Yad Hanadiv