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Jörfi Preschool is on Hæðagarður in Reykjavík. It opened in August 1997 and is today a five-group preschool. The groups are called Hlíð, Holt, Laut, Lundur, and Sel. Jörfi accommodates 92 children between the ages of one and six at the same time. The preschool's facilities and location are excellent, offering a variety of outdoor activities. The area is surrounded by green spaces and parks, including Hákonarlundur, Elliðaárdalur, Fossvogsdalur, and Laugardalur, all of which are within walking distance.
The Preschool Director is Bergljót Jóhannsdóttir (on leave)
Assistant Principal: Ágústa Hjaltadóttir (Acting Preschool Director)
Want to know more about Jörfi? 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 Jörfi are joy, respect, and friendship
The educational approach used at the preschool is based on the philosophy of John Dewey, a teacher and philosopher. One of Dewey's mottoes was learning by doing, where the child's creativity and initiative are the focus. We place a strong emphasis on promoting positive self-esteem, independence, and initiative in children’s upbringing. We value children's interests, creativity, and opinions, and encourages respectful interactions between children and adults and their environment.
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Jörfi? 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 Jörfi? 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.
When does Jörfi 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.
Jörfi 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.