DAY CARE CENTRES
Emunah maintains a vast network of 135-day care centres, and after-school centers caring for thousands of children throughout every corner of Israel. The Day Care Centres provide over 9,000 children with excellent care in a secure environment and within a Jewish framework. Working parents are offered peace of mind knowing these centers offer a safe and quality solution for the daily care of their children.
Children in Emunah’s day care centresare educated in the spirit of the traditions of Israel and its heritage. The centers have been the first to adopt a healthy diet for the children in their care and they operate under the professional supervision of government authorities, and the educational supervision of Emunah.
Our day care centres offer day care at minimal cost to those who can’t afford to pay. We can only do this with your support.
Multi Purpose Day Care Centres
After recognizing the urgent need to deal with the critical problems young families in distress were facing, Emunah established 8 Multi-Purpose Day Care Centres throughout Israel. Each center is situated in impoverished urban neighborhood.
Working with the parents, therapists and social workers at the Centres teach them basic parenting and communication skills, in the hope that this intervention will help heal a family that is not functioning well. Whether it is parental mental illness, unemployment, the effects of poverty, a struggling single parent, or the difficulties faced by new immigrants, the center works to heal deep ruptures that have already occurred in the family unit.
The centres are open from 7 am to 7 pm so that the children can be given the highest level of care-and protection. EMUNAH staff makes sure the children receive three nutritious meals a day. Some children are given baths because they are never bathed at home.
Centres take babies as young as 3 months to children 6 years of age-with many of the children having special needs. A staff of therapists is available to the children and their parents 12 hours a day: a social worker, psychologist, speech and hearing therapist and physiotherapist. Special tutors help the older children with their homework.
The goal of the program is to help families in crisis without the necessity of having to remove the children from their home and place them in a children’s residential home.
This is a special place that serves as a sanctuary to very young children at risk, many with special needs. Without this Emunah Centre, these children would have little chance of leading a normal life.