“Smart Start”, IACC’s network of community day care centers, are located in 130 branches across Israel and provide day care solutions for children and their parents in a variety of communities: rural, urban, ultra-Orthodox, Arab and in virtually all other sectors of the Israeli public.
In the Smart Start day care centers, we believe in putting children first, with a working strategy that combines education, pedagogy and the community. Our answer is to match the developmental stage of each infant and toddler, with an emphasis on strengthening family ties and belonging to a supportive community.
The Smart Start network monitors and ensures high standards and quality, both in terms of content and in terms of safety and security. The approach of the centers is based on optimism, being proactive, and combining strengths and capabilities from within the community, so that parents are fully involved in an inclusive partnership.
The network is based on:
Education, pedagogy and community building
The compatibility between development and ecology
Parental involvement, networking, community development and multi-system cooperation
Standardization, professional training and certification for the staff
A positive approach, based on strengths, empowerment and community capabilities