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Children in the city participate in intensive school and recreation activities that provide them with education and experience to make their dreams come true and have a great impact on the environment and society. They are coming from all over the world and speak a wide range of languages.
The city provides a wide range of services to all these children and their families that contribute to their well-being and prosperity.
Children start primary school in the year they turn six and are then compulsory. In Reykjavik, there is a choice of primary school, but if the number of pupils in individual schools has to be limited, pupils have priority over their neighbourhood school.
The CoR operates over 60 kindergartens, with children staying at a high level of six thousand. It aims to ensure that children enjoy their childhood and learn and develop in play and coexistence.
There are approximately 130 day parents who look after children from the age of 6 months. They are self-employed, but the city grants them work permits and carries out statutory supervision of their activities.
Reykjavik Child Protective Services (CPS) assists children and parents with serious problems ensure the future well-being and safety of children through a wide range of counseling, support and professional solutions.
Music classes are available for children and adolescents in all neighborhoods of the city, whether in the school orchestras or in music schools with which the City of Reykjavik has a service agreement.
In recreational activities, there is an opportunity to learn through play. Children increase their development and skills through a wide range of games and puzzles.
The main function of the Work School is to provide students from the final grades of primary school with constructive summer jobs, as well as education in a safe working environment. All students in grades 8, 9, and 10 can work on a wide range of assignments in Reykjavik, mostly involving gardening and maintenance.
The support program for children and families their includes a wide range of solutions that are implemented according to the needs of each individual. The options on offer include empowering classes and education, individual support, group work and parenting counseling.
The peer education is run by the Hina House in Reykjavík and is directed by young people aged 16-20 who go and talk to other young people about the self-image and life in general. The philosophy is that young people reach other young people better than others.
The Adult Educational Center of Reykjavík City offers learning and vocational guidance to Reykjavik residents over the age of 16. The emphasis is on finding suitable learning opportunities for everyone to empower them and improve their quality of life.
G-schools is a support website for the introduction of advanced and creative technologies in the city's school and recreation. Here you will find, among other things, information about learning aids, software, privacy and various instructions for staff, students and parents.
other House is a centre for young people aged 16–25 in the fields of culture and art, leisure, information and advice, employment and prevention. At The Other House, young people can use the facilities to sing, dance, dream, create, learn, play, meet, and more. Various associations and organizations of young people have facilities in the House of Hina.