Widening Socioeconomic Inequalities in Early Childhood Language Milestone Attainment in Israel, 2016-2022


Despite Israel's high fertility rate and the high poverty rates among young children, the relationship between children's familial socioeconomic backgrounds...

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The Roots of Disparity: Exploring Socioeconomic Influences on Early Childhood Development


This research was generously supported by the Beracha Foundation, the Bernard van Leer Foundation, and Yad Hanadiv....

Early Childhood Education and Care in Israel: An Overview


In 2022 there were about 1,286,000 children from birth to age 6 in Israel, and by 2032 that number is...

The October War and Its Impact on Israel’s Society and Economy


The October 7 War differs from any previous conflict that Israel has been involved in since 2000 with respect to...

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  • Taub Center researchers

Young Children Below the Poverty Line


In 2018, almost one-third of young children (up to the age of 4) in Israel lived below the poverty line...

The Relationship Between the Death of a Parent or Sibling in Early Childhood and Educational Achievement


The loss of someone close — a parent or sibling — is a shock for everyone, and most certainly for...

Free Early Childhood Education: Challenges and Policy Alternatives


The past year has seen increased pressure to expand free early childhood education and care to include all children under...

Israel is not yet ready for free compulsory education from birth


The Taub Center has published a unique booklet of data that paints a complicated picture of early childhood in Israel....

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  • Taub Center Staff

Family income during early childhood and its effect on academic achievement


The English version will be available soon. You can read the Hebrew version of this resarch here Executive Summary The...

Childbirth does not affect the employment of all mothers in the same way


The postpartum period has a decisive impact on both the future of children and the career progression of their parents,...

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  • Taub Center Staff

Employment Characteristics of Parents of Children in Early Childhood


The employment of parents of children in early childhood is a topic of concern in many countries, but in Israel...

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  • Noam Zontag

Dilemmas and Developments in Early Childhood Care in Israel


On July 20 the Taub Center Initiative on Early Childhood Development and Inequality held a conference entitled Dilemmas and Developments...

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  • Taub Center Staff

Supervised Daycare for Infants in Arab Society: Enrollment, Barriers and Policy Recommendations


Among researchers and professionals in the field of early childhood, there is currently a broad consensus that comprehensive, accessible and...

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  • Taub Center Staff

Enrollment of Arab Children in Supervised Daycare


Currently, there is broad consensus among researchers and professionals that comprehensive, accessible, high-quality education frameworks for young children (from birth...

Preschool Attendance through Age 3 and Its Impact on Academic Achievement in Grade 4


The environment during a child’s first years of life has a major impact on their life outcomes. Therefore, positive experiences...

New preschool standards for a new year


As it does every year, September 1st marked the start of the new school year for Israeli children. This year,...

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  • Taub Center Staff

What we’ve learned about early childhood during COVID-19


The COVID-19 crisis was difficult for everyone in different ways, but one group particularly affected, about which there has been...

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  • Taub Center Staff

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


This study examines screen use by young children during the first Covid-19 lockdown in Israel. Screen use is a matter...

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

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...

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