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


With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the first lockdown in Israel, came a shutdown of economic activity, and...

Is attending early childhood frameworks in Israel associated with better academic achievements?


Enrollment rates in early childhood education and care (ECEC) frameworks are particularly high in Israel, yet public spending on these...

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  • Taub Center Staff

Do the different stages of early childhood affect children differently?


When researchers study inequalities in society and opportunities for social mobility, they often try to determine the sources of these...

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  • Taub Center Staff

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


Executive Summary The academic literature shows that the first years of life are critical in terms of brain development: until...

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


How do experiences in early childhood impact development and achievement? The academic literature indicates that there are various ways in...

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  • Taub Center Staff

The building blocks of equal opportunity: early childhood education


It is widely agreed that education is the key to future opportunities, success, and intergenerational economic mobility, and thus, that...

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  • Taub Center Staff

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


The Taub Center gratefully acknowledges The Bernard Van Leer Foundation for its generous support of this project. This literature review,...

Household Expenditures on Preschool Education


Israel's education system is, for the most part, operated and funded by the state and local authorities through the State...

Implementation of Compulsory Education Law for Ages 3-4: Challenges and Recommendations


The current paper looks at the practical implications of the decision to fully implement the law.  It presents a methodology...

The State of Public Preschool Education in Israel


While the importance of early childhood education for long-term success is widely known and commonly accepted, Israel’s investment in education...

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  • Taub Center Staff

Social Policy Toward Families of Working Parents with Preschool Children


The proposals are mostly built with a view not to exceed the present costs of the maternity allowance program, thus...

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  • Avraham Doron Yossi Tamir Chaim Adler

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

Executive Summary This study presents data on the characteristics of early childhood education frameworks in Israel in comparison to other...