Stein Early Intervention Center

This early intervention program, located in a new building, accepts toddlers from multicultural backgrounds, including Jews and Arabs, new immigrants and veteran Israelis. There are four classes, each staffed by a special education teacher and two teacher’s aides. Individiualized programs for each child are created by a multi-disciplinary team in the fields of physical, occupational and communication therapies, both individually and in groups. In addition, there are educational enrichment activities in crafts and music. The individualized and group education and rehabilitation programs offered to each child provide the stepping stones necessary for cognitive, motor and language development, as well as enabling him or her to progress in activities of daily living and self-help skills.

Israel Elwyn's programs for children in the north of Israel are unique in their holistic treatment of the child and family. Each child's treatment is planned according to an individualized program that relates to the child's needs and abilities and throughout the entire day. The invididualized counseling provided to the family is no less important and focuses on helping family members with accepting the child, training for home treatment and including the child in recreational activities. The parents are full partners, are involved in their child's treatment program at the Center and receive intensive guidance from the staff.


The program is open to children between the ages of six months and three years old with a diagnosis of developmental delay and special needs and who reside in Haifa and its environs.

Referral Procedure:

Referrals come from the assessment committee convened in accordance with the Early Intervention Law and includes professionals from various departments in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services and representatives from the Ministry of Health.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Hebrew speaking adults are welcome to:

  1. work with the children on rehabilitation activities under staff supervision; and
  2. assist with enrichment programs in music, movement and arts and crafts, both with individuals and groups.


8 HaEla St. , Haifa 35844
Tel: 04-851-1812 Fax: 04-831-4433

Hours of Operation:

Sunday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.