The Dvora Agmon Preschool Development Center

 Ha’Gan Ha’Shikumi is a cluster of kindergartens designed for children 3-7 years old with motor coordination and linguistic difficulties, but with normal learning ability. The kindergarten cluster is managed and supervised by the Ministry of Education in cooperation with the Jerusalem Education Administration and the Hagshama Non-Profit Organization.  Ha’Gan Ha’Shikumi was established in 1970 by Prof. Naomi Amir as an educational-rehabilitative framework for children suffering from cerebral palsy at various levels of severity. Prof. Amir’s approach is based on perceiving the child as a complete personality. This necessitates a comprehensive approach, according to which the health limitation is only one aspect of the child’s development, and the utmost should be done to enable him to advance and realize his full potential.

Kindergarten area

The goal of the kindergarten is to promote and assist each child in achieving the greatest possible independence in the various areas of functioning: Language and play, learning, social conduct and self-care (eating, bathroom, etc.) with constant attention to the child’s emotional state.

Educational area

The kindergarten’s educational team includes special education kindergarten teachers, assistants, and national service girls. Each leading kindergarten teacher leads and

Medical area

The kindergarten’s medical team includes a neurologist, Prof. Varda Gross-Tzur, who has served as kindergarten physician for over 30 years, and nurses. The neurologist holds

Emotional treatment

The emotional team includes psychologists, social workers, an educational counselor and therapists in various arts. The children receive emotional treatment

Occupational therapy

The occupational therapy team in the kindergarten strives to enable active participation and maximum independence for the kindergarten children in

Communication and language

The speech therapy team in the kindergarten specializes in therapeutic intervention for children with complex speech disorders, various language difficulties, and children with cerebral palsy

Physiotherapy

The physiotherapy team in the kindergarten specializes in therapeutic intervention for children with cerebral palsy who have posture and movement

Educational area

The kindergarten’s educational team includes special education kindergarten teachers, assistants, and national service girls. Each

Medical area

The kindergarten’s medical team includes a neurologist, Prof. Varda Gross-Tzur, who has served as kindergarten physician for over 30 years,

Emotional treatment

The emotional team includes psychologists, social workers, an educational counselor and therapists in various arts. The children receive emotional treatment

Occupational therapy

The occupational therapy team in the kindergarten strives to enable active participation and maximum independence for the kindergarten children in

Communication and language

The speech therapy team in the kindergarten specializes in therapeutic intervention for children with complex speech disorders, various language difficulties, and children with cerebral palsy

Physiotherapy

The physiotherapy team in the kindergarten specializes in therapeutic intervention for children with cerebral palsy who have posture and movement

The educational approach in the kindergarten

  • Each child has only one childhood, and it is our responsibility as adults to fully nurture and enrich it.
  • Care of the kindergarten children is based on values of respect for human dignity and belief in the equal opportunity for a full life for everyone.
  • dergarten staff is a necessary condition for the children’s advancement.
  • Ha'Gan Ha'Shikumi, as a leading professional center in its field, serves as a place of learning and training for students from various educational and therapeutic areas.

Experiential activities in the kindergarten

Experiential activities outside the kindergarten

Donations

Hagshama Ha’Gan Ha’Shikumi, (Certified) No. 580570380 was established in 2013, replacing the Elwyn Israel NPO which had for years supported The Dvora Agmon Preschool Development Center in Jerusalem.

If you wish to assist Hagshama in supporting and promoting the children of Ha’Gan Ha’Shikumi, we will be glad to receive your donation in a way convenient for you.

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