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Áland / Efstaland 28
Furuskógur is a six-division preschool that was created by the merger of Furuborg and Skógarborg. The school has 6 groups and typically enrolls 110 children between the ages of 1 and 6. The two locations are distinguished by their street names. At Furuskógur on Áland, there are 60 children in three age-grouped divisions called: Birkilundur, Grenilundur, and Skógarlundur. At Furuskógur on Efstaland, there are 52 children in three age-grouped divisions called: Dvergasteinn, Álfasteinn, and Huldusteinn. The school is in Fossvogur and the immediate environment is very diverse, the playgrounds are facing south, and there is a lot of vegetation. The immediate area has Fossvogsdalur valley, the Forest Service, and other places that the children enjoy.
Preschool Director: Ingibjörg Brynjarsdóttir
Want to know more about Furuskógur? 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 values of Furuskógur are friendliness, respect, and joy
The main emphasis of the preschool's work is to focus on the child, provide care, and promote the well-being of all children through democratic practices, life skills, and individualized learning. The main topics aim to encourage the child's experience and activity, including creative work, outdoor learning, stimulating reading development, and strengthening mathematical thinking. The red thread throughout the work is creativity, outdoor learning, and life skills
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Furuskógur? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.
What's ahead for Furuskógur? 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.
Furuskógur 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 Furuskógar is Bryndís Hall
For more information about the legislation and services, visit the website at farsaeldbarna.is