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Austurborg Preschool opened on July 1, 1974 at Háaleitisbraut. The preschool has a great outdoor area for games and playtime with outdoor toys like bikes and sleds. The preschool is centrally located, close to the city's main transport arteries, making it easy to travel around the city with the children. The preschool has four groups with space for 94 children, ranging from 18 months to 6 years old. There are 30 employees. The younger children go to Putaland (Lilliput Land) and Bangsaland (Teddy Bear Land), and the older children go to Ólatagarður (Racket Room) and Kattholt (Kitty Hillock).
Preschool Director: Hrafnhildur Konný Hákonardóttir.
Want to know more about Austurborg? In this very short video, we give a glimpse of the preschool activities. It was made by Erla Stefánsdóttir and Antonía Lárusdóttir for the Department of Education & Youth.
The motto of Austurborg is I want, I can, I know how
The preschool operates in accordance with the Reggio Emilia philosophy, where creative work is emphasized and the Play to Learn teaching method is used. All academic subjects are taught to children between the ages of 2 and 10 through organized and engaging games, activities, and hands-on experiences. A focus is placed on learning through discovery, utilizing creative endeavors such as music, art, theatrical performance, and imaginative thinking.
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Austurborg? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.
The 2022-2023 operational plan for Austurborg will be posted here soon.
What's ahead for Austurborg? In the operational plan, you'll find, among other things, the school's internal and external evaluations for the last year, an improvement plan, the preschool calendar, and much more.
We are all in this together, and as the proverb goes it takes a village to raise a child. Reykjavík City preschools make targeted efforts to consult with and increase parent involvement in preschool activities. All Reykjavík City preschools have parent associations and parent councils.
Austurborg Preschool falls under North Center. North Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Laugardalur and Háaleiti and is a comprehensive information source for municipal services. The Center provides welfare services, school services to preschool and primary schools, day care and recreational counseling, and various other services.
The Act on the Integration of Services in the Interest of Children’s Prosperity has come into effect. The goal is to ensure children and guardians receive the right assistance, at the right time, from the right parties. Families and children in need of early support have guaranteed access to a contact person in the child's immediate environment, such as in preschool or primary school. The contact person offers information and guidance on services and ensures that children and guardians have unhindered access to these services. Children, youth, and guardians can contact the school contact person to request integrated services.
The contact person for Austurborg is: Bylgja Rós Rúnarsdóttir
For more information about the legislation and services, visit the website at farsaeldbarna.is