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There is a targeted effort to increase dialogue with parents and strengthen their involvement in preschool education. All Reykjavík City preschools have parent associations and parent councils.
Parents are involved in developing policies and a operational plans for the preschool activities. The role of the parent council is to make comments to the preschool and the Education & Youth Council on:
In addition, the parent council has the right to review any major changes to preschool activities.
By law, there should be a parent council at each preschool. Members are elected to the council on the initiative of the preschool director. The election is held in September and is for one year at a time. The council shall appoint at least three parents.