On Tuesday, July 4, the Ministry of education has encouraged municipalities to join the new subsidy program extended-day groups. It will operate from the beginning of the next school year.
The program covers the students of state kindergartens and pupils of the first-second classes. Groups of the prolonged day will work with the end of the lessons and 16 hours. For the program allocated 1.3 billion shekels.
Today the cost of staying in group of the prolonged day is 650 shekels a month for one child. The Ministry will allocate grants in accordance with the socio-economic situation of the municipality. So, in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Rahat, Safed, Netivot and Bnei Brak parents will need to pay only 50 NIS per child. But in Ofakim, Nazareth, acre, Lod, Ramle and Dimona, this amount of 300 shekels.