Who We Are
Makom Lahlom (a Place to Dream) was founded in September 2018 by a group of educators and parents in search of an alternative form of education.
Together we built a progressive education facility based on three elements - the Montessorian teaching method, Forest School and an emotional-ethical program called "HaTov SheBaadam" (the Good in Mankind) in collaboration with Merhav Amit
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A preschool classroom will operate during the 2019/20 school year for children aged 3-6, as well as a multi-cohort first and second grade class. This will serve as a basis for growth over the following years up to a full education center covering all ages from 3 years of age through the 6th grade, classified as a recognized informal education center (under the supervision of the Ministry of Education).
We perceive each and every child as a seed we’re obliged to water, nourish and encourage to grow. Just like a plant, so is a child’s soul. There are no two alike. We want each person to be authentic, to be who they are designed to be, within the educational environment.
In the child and in their inner good. In their aspiration for truth, justice, equality, fairness, honesty, forgiveness, and ongoing improvement.
In developing each child's inner world, character, and personality and in shaping the child's personality toward independence.
That an adult is not superior to a child. Therefore, more than we come to teach, we come to investigate, and learn from children.
In mentors, not teachers. This is an essential difference, not a semantic one - we believe in grown-ups who serve as instructors, guiding the child in their independent inquiry.
In investigating and learning about mankind and the universe, in the love of our land and nature.
And, before anything else, in Creating a place where the child belongs in the broadest terms possible, a family-like place offering security and love, allowing for growth and expansion.