Pre-Primary Education

Pre-primary education is for children, usually starting at 4 years and up to the age of 6 years. According to the 2004/2005 PCBS Educational Institutions Census, there were approximately 898 private kindergartens, and only 3 operated by the Palestinian Authority. (WB and BCRD 2006) Although most kindergartens are private, the MOEHE provides technical and educational supervision, teacher training and licensing, and some funding.

The number of male and female children was roughly equal, and most kindergartens have co-educational system. Gross enrollment ratios for pre-primary education are 29.9% for total, 30.3% for boys, and 29.5% for girls