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Hraunborg Preschool began operations in the fall of 1984. It is located at Hraunberg in Efra-Breiðholt on the edge of Elliðaárdalur. Walking trails and open natural areas are close by. The preschool has 65 children ages one through six in three groups at any given time. The groups are called Þrastaland (1-2 years old), Spóaland (3-6 years old), and Lóuland (3-6 years old). There are 18 employees.
Preschool Director: Sigríður Fanney Pálsdóttir
Want to know more about Hraunborg? In this very short video, we give a glimpse of the preschool activities. It was made by Erla Stefánsdóttir and Antonía Lárusdóttir for the the Department of Education & Youth.
The values of Hraunborg are play, literacy, and joy of life
At Hraunborg preschool, we follow teachings of John Dewey, who emphasized the importance of collaboration and social interaction in promoting children's self-awareness and understanding. By applying Dewey's ideas in the preschool setting, we strive to involve children in shaping their own world. We also give them a voice and actively listen to them. Their voice should be heard and they should feel that they are being listened to. Additionally, we follow a 'Positive Discipline' policy based on self-control theories by Alfred Adler, Rudolf Dreikurs, William Glasser, Jane Nelsen, and others. This policy aims to help children develop and strengthen their skills in finding solutions and setting boundaries in collaboration with adults.
What's ahead for Hraunborg? 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.
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Hraunborg? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.
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.
Hraunborg Preschool falls under South Center. South Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Breiðholt 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.