Sign up for kindergarten and first grade for the 2019-20 school year!
The Zichron Yaakov Municipal Education Department invites you to register your child for the upcoming school year; the registration period begins on Monday, January 7, 2019 and ends on Tuesday, January 27, 2019.
Registering your child for a specific kindergarten does not guarantee that your child will be placed in that kindergarten. You will be notified as to which kindergarten your child is registered at via email at the end of July 2019. A child who applies after the registration period will be placed subject to availability only.
Gan Chova: for children born between 1.1.2014-12.31.2014
Trom and Trom-Trom Chova:
for children born between 1.1.2015-12.31.2016
You can register for Gan Chova, Trom Chova and Trom-Trom Chova online at the municipal website: www.zy1882.co.il. Fill out the details at the link and at the end you will receive a confirmation.
If you are new to Zichron and your name isn't in the system, you may bring 2 updated Teudot Zehut to the Gan Yeladim department at the municipality along with a rental/purchase contract. Divorced parents should bring their divorce agreement documentation that indicates custody of the child.
The ganim will be open for public viewing on Tuesday, January 15 from 5-6:30 pm, (except for Hachita, which will be open on another date.) You can look up your zoning area on the municipal website; please come to the open house without children.
New parents are invited to a meeting at the library on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00 pm to meet the municipal Zichron Ganim team, including the head of the department, the psychology service and the staff.
First Grade: for children born between 1.1.2013- 12.31.2013. Apply online (at your assigned school according to zoning guidelines) at the municipal website: www.zy1882.co.il. Fill out the details at the link and at the end you will receive a confirmation.
If you’re not in the system, you may bring 2 updated Teudot Zehut to the Education Department at the municipality along with a rental/purchase contract. Divorced parents should bring their divorce agreement documentation that indicates custody of the child.
Tzaharon: (after school care)
- for preschool aged children, please register through the Matnas at www.zamarin.org.il or phone them at 04-629-7004/5. Hours are from 2:00pm-5:00pm and during vacations from 7:30am-5:00pm. Minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 per group. Spots are only guaranteed after a contract is signed and payment is arranged for the entire year.
- for school ages children, available at HaHoresh, Nili, Hachita, and Yavetz schools: beginning immediately after school until 4:45pm and on school vacations under a special program.
For more information, contact the schools directly at:
If you have a disabled child who needs to register for school, you may do this up to two years in advance. Please come to the Education Department to register so that they can notify the Education Ministry and ensure that your child's classrooms are fully handicap accessible.
If you wish to switch your child’s school, you must file a detailed written request for transferring schools with all relevant supporting documents during the same registration period indicated above. You can find the טופס בקשת מעברים - the firm to request a transfer- on the municipal website. The committee that evaluates transfer requests convenes in June, but requests must be submitted during the registration period.
Any requests after this deadline will not be considered, according to the law.
You can call the Education Department with any questions at Ganim: 04-629-7168/84 Education Department 04-629-7112
Signed, Dr. Miriam Fanuyan, Director of Education at the Zichron Municipality and Adi Ahud Goletz, Director of Preschool Education
Translation by Pnina Salomon. Feel free to reach out to me with questions or concerns about this process (and if you need an English speaker) at 052-700-2935.