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About ECE in Israel


Early Childhood Educators in Israel is meant to serve as a community of practice for teachers and directors in English. This group is open to anyone working in early childhood regardless of program size or philosophical/religious affiliation. We believe that in order to provide quality care in Israel, dedication to personal growth and professional development must stand at the forefront of our work. Therefore, our community works together to continuously review, analyze and develop our practice. 

Members of the group are invited to collaborate, share, ask questions, and celebrate teaching. Relevant discussion topics include: holiday celebrations, classroom design, incorporating the outdoors, loose parts play, implementation of new laws, and child development. 

Meet the Founders

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Elvia Fisher Meir

Owner and Director of CityKids


Elvia came to Israel in 2007 in her first stop in an around the world trip. A Psychology and Business graduate from Roger Williams University, her entrepreneurial brain got to work in 2010 after recognizing the lack of English speaking resources for families in central Tel Aviv. Elvia has spent the last eight years developing CityKids afterschool and nursery school programs, and advocating for quality education in Israel. She is proud to have brought such a resource to Tel Aviv and gets her inspiration from all the beautiful families and teachers that come through the CityKids doors. 

Juliet Taylor

Education Director of CityKids


Juliet came to Israel in 2013. She is an experienced class teacher, having worked at a leading Jewish primary school in London. Whilst working there she was head of the Art Department, a mentor for trainee teachers and responsible for creating a new phonics program. Juliet has a postgraduate certificate in Psychology from London's Institute of Education. In the last five years, Juliet has nurtured a vibrant team of early childhood educators at CityKids providing a warm, loving and supportive environment for every teacher and child to fulfill their potential.

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