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Gullborg Preschool opened in July 1990. The preschool is located in Rekagrandi and the surrounding area provides many opportunities to learn about and experience nature. The shore is nearby, which offers endless possibilities for daily work and play. The preschool has 5 groups and a total of 96 children attend at once. The groups are called Regnbogadeild, Grænadeild, Rauðadeild, Bláadeild, and Guladeild (Rainbow, Green, Red, Blue, Yellow). There are 24 employees.
The Preschool Director is Rannveig Anna Ólafsdóttir.
Want to know more about Gullborg? 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 Gullborg is creativity, joy, and friendship
Gullborg's educational approach and beliefs are rooted in theories of E. A. Erikson and A. H. Maslow concerning the formation and development of individual identity. According to Erikson, it's crucial that basic needs are met in the development of identity, while Maslow's idea focuses on the importance of the environment in meeting children's physical needs, providing security and care. Children should learn to respect themselves and others. Play is central to the educational activities at the preschool and is the primary means of achieving the goals outlined in the curriculum.
What's ahead for Gullborg? 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.
The curriculum for Gullborg is being prepared
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Gullborg? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.
When does Gullborg have professional development days? In the preschool calendar, you'll find information about days off and various other details.
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.
Gullborg Preschool falls under West Center. West Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Vesturbær, Miðborg, and Hlíðar 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.
Two portable houses were opened at Gullborg in late 2021, expanding the preschool and adding places for nearly 30 children. They house the oldest preschool children and staff facilities. That expansion was a part of the Bridging the Gap development initiative, which aims to bridge the gap between parental leave and preschool.