After-School educational enrichment
The Jaffa Institute operates the After-School Educational Enrichment Centers, Moadoniot, to address the academic, behavioral, and emotional difficulties of over 300 at-risk children living in Jaffa, South Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, and Yehud.
Serving as an extension of the children’s school day, the After-School Educational Enrichment Centers are open every weekday afternoon during the school year. During school vacations, the centers are open every weekday morning, providing the children with a safe and nurturing alternative to unsupervised hours.
These activities lead to:
Higher self-efficacy, emotion regulation, and social skills
Positive relationships with friends and family
A sense of security, which extends to their life at school and home
Encourage the children to develop into respectful and kind individuals
At the end of each day, the children record how they felt their day went on their personal behavioral charts. This allows for both the children and staff to see the changes in each child's behavior.
Children with special EDUCATION needs
Five of the Jaffa Institute’s After-School Educational Enrichment Centers are specifically tailored to children ages 6-12 with special needs. Similar to our other locations, the centers for children with special needs include individualized attention. Moreover, the program staff includes remediation teachers who provide the children with appropriate, structured programming to address their emotional, social, and learning difficulties.
An example of one of the Centers for Students in SPecial Need
The Bet Metsuba After-School Center for Children with Special Needs, as an example, addresses the unique academic, behavioral, and emotional difficulties of 36 at-risk and disadvantaged children from diverse backgrounds, all of whom have special needs. A critical component of the afternoon is academic-support time, during which the children complete their homework with the staff’s help. Children also participate in recreational programming specifically crafted to help them grow and develop in non-academic areas.