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Laugasól Preschool is the merged seven-group preschool of Laugaborg and Lækjaborg at Leirulækur 4-6. The younger children go to the building of Lækjaborg and the older children go to Laugaborg. A total of 145 children stay at the preschool at the same time.
The Preschool Director is Helga Ingvadóttir
Want to know more about Laugasól? 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 Laugasól are respect, diversity, and creativity
The main focus in the preschool's educational approach is free play, creative work, and environmental education. The preschool operates based on the philosophies of John Dewey and Caroline Pratt. Dewey emphasized the importance of creating a positive and supportive environment, with teachers serving as friendly mentors. He also stressed that children learn best through hands-on experiences, their own activities, and enthusiasm, rather than through direct instruction. Pratt based her philosophy on Dewey's advancement strategy and designed from it unit blocks used during play in Laugasól.
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Laugasól? 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 Laugasól? 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 Laugasól 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.
Laugasól 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.
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 Laugasól is: Anna Birna Rafnsdóttir
For more information about the legislation and services, visit the website at farsaeldbarna.is
The facilities of Laugasól Preschool are currently pending renovation and will be expanded with the remodeling of the basement of the school building. After the works, the school will expand by two divisions to become a nine-group preschool for 190-200 children. That expansion is a part of the Bridging the Gap development initiative, which aims to bridge the gap between parental leave and preschool. The construction work at the preschool is expected to be completed by summer 2024.