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Preschool with a nursery division
Klambrar Preschool began operating in May 2002 and has approximately 20 employees. The preschool is located on the ground floor of a university housing complex, located to the east of Háteigskirkja and south of the Seamen's College (Sjómannaskólinn). Miklatún, where the preschool is located, was once known as Klambratún after a farm that used to be in the area. Although the preschool is not located in the exact same spot as the former farm, it is close enough that the field can be easily used for outdoor activities by both children and staff. Klambrar has 75 children at the same time in five groups. The groups are called Dalur, Teigur, Tún, Holt, and Hlíð.
Preschool Director: Magnea G. Hafberg Sverrisdóttir
Want to know more about Klambrar? 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 Klambrar are joy, friendship, and creativity
Klambrar follows an educational philosophy known as the "Klambrar Spirit," which is divided into three key components: Safety and Trust, Work Satisfaction and Positivity, and Critical and Creative Thinking. The preschool provides children with play materials that allow them to utilize their natural abilities to create and play in their own way. There are therefore few traditional toys with predetermined solutions.
What's ahead for Klambrar? 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.
A new curriculum is being prepared
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Klambrar? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.
When does Klambrar 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.
Klambrar 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.
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 Klambrar is: Katrín Grímsdóttir
For more information about the legislation and services, visit the website at farsaeldbarna.is