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.
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.
The educational approach in the kindergarten
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.