About the preschool

Laufskálar is open from 7:30 am to 5 pm

Laufskálar Preschool opened in 1996 and was designed by architect Albína Thordarson. The four groups are called Furulundur, Lerkilundur, Birkilundur, and Grenilundur. The children are divided into groups based on their age. The older children are in the groups Lerkilundur and Furulundur, while the younger children are in Grenilundur and Birkilundur. This academic year, a fifth group called Lundur will be added.

Preschool Director: Hildur Lilja Jónsdóttir


Laufskálar Preschool

Want to know more about Laufskálar? 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 motto of Laufskálar is an open mind, thoughtfulness, respect, positivity, joy, and active listening


The educational philosophy followed at the preschool is influenced by the master's project "Play in Kindergarten and Children's Identity" by Anna Bára Sævarsdóttir. One of the main goals of this approach is to encourage children to express their thoughts and feelings in front of others, both in individual conversations and in group settings, while also promoting respect for others. The theories of Dewey, Vygotsky, Bruner, and Gardner are also considered.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Lauskóli? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.

Operational plan

The operational plan for the school year 2022-2023 is being prepared

What's ahead for Laufskálar? 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.

Parent partnerships

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.

The Center for Laufskálar

Laufskálar Preschool falls under East Center. East Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Árbær, Grafarholt, Grafarvogur, and Kjalarnes 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.


Photos from Laufskálar