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Preschool with a nursery division
Lyngheimar Preschool opened on October 31, 1998 and is in Grafarvogur. It is divided into four group that named after old place names in Grafarvogur. They are Knútskot, Guddmói, Klapparvör, and Fjósaklettar.
The Preschool Director is Kristín Helgadóttir
Want to know more about Lyngheimar? 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 Lyngheimar are respect, care, and consideration
Lyngheimar's work is based on an ideology named after the city of Reggio Emilia. The main idea the preschool uses from this approach is to respect children's abilities and allowing them to gain knowledge and experience in their own way and for the to use emotions, movement, visual perception, play, and creativity in the learning process. Children should be allowed to develop their senses through imagination and creativity. Emphasis is placed on creative work in all arts and research projects.
The curriculum for Lyngheimar is being prepared
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Lyngheimar? 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 Lyngheimar? 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.
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.
Lyngheimar 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.
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 Lyngheimar is: Elín Einarsdóttir
For more information about the legislation and services, visit the website at farsaeldbarna.is