Children’s Programmes

Encouraging the life skills development of children through early intervention programmes

It is extremely important that children have a safe and productive place to continue their learning after the school day ends. The Centre’s after-school programmes have been integral in steering many children from the streets into a world of creativity, thoughtfulness and friendship.

The approach of the Centre is to acknowledge the critical importance of the parent-child relationship in the healthy development of a child. Our specialized staff works closely with parents to provide them with essential tools that are often lacking. The result is that they are better equipped to raise their children to become integrated, motivated and contributing members of society.

  • Preschool:  Designed to develop and nurture the social, developmental and learning skills of children from disadvantaged and lesser educated Arab and Jewish homes. Our approach is to acknowledge the critical importance of the parent-child relationship in the healthy development of a child. Our specialized staff works closely with parents to provide them with essential tools that are often lacking. The result is that they are better equipped with skills necessary to begin raising their children to become integrated, motivated and contributing members of society.

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  • Music Programme:  Offers a variety of music activities for schoolchildren in order to provide a forum to share their love of music in a learning environment.  The programme offers Violin, traditional Arabic music, Middle Eastern Violin (Oud), Piano and Organ. In addition to one on one tuition, ensembles of Jewish and Arab players are formed as an integral part of the learning.
  • Summer camp: Through positive interaction and shared experiences, the Community Centre’s annual Summer Camp for children at risk promotes coexistence, trust and new friendships.
  • Transitions: for disadvantaged Arab and Jewish children, with the goal of increasing chances of a successful transition from home to school. The programme focuses on basic language development, communication skills, numbers, letters and behavior.

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  • After school sports and culture:  The Centre currently offers karate, art, ballet and ballroom dancing. These well-attended activities allow the underprivileged children of Akko a chance at learning new skills.

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  • Languages:  We offer programmes to help teach and improve children’s spoken Arabic, Hebrew and English, in order to help them succeed in school and to provide them with extra help if needed.

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