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Sandavað 7, Árvað 3
Rauðhóll is a 10-group preschool for 197 children and it has 83 employees. The preschool has three locations, Litir on Sandavað 7, Ævintýri on Árvað 3, and Skógarhúsið in Björnslundur on Elliðabraut 26. Guladeild and Bláadeild are for 1-2 year olds. Rauðadeild and Grænadeild are for 2-3 years old. Ævintýrahóll is for 4 years old. Ævintýralundur is for 3 years old. Ævintýradalur is for 4 and 5 years old. Ævintýraland and Ævintýraeyja are for 5 years old. Rauðhóll is located in Norðlingaholt and is close to Rauðavatn, Elliðaárdalur, Heiðmörk, and Rauðhólar. The preschool's local environment offers a range of opportunities for creative and enjoyable outdoor learning experiences for both children and staff.
The Preschool Director is Guðrún Sólveig Vignisdóttir
Want to know more about Rauðhóll? 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 motto of Rauðhóll is friendship, respect, and well-being
At Rauðhóll Preschool, we follow the educational philosophies of John Dewey and Caroline Pratt. Working with unit blocks is an important aspect of the curriculum. We also incorporate theories of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on "flow" and the concept of "Education that Works - Skills for the Future." Environmental education and outdoor learning are a significant part of Rauðhóll's culture, and we have a strong commitment to preserving nature. Björnslundur plays a crucial role in the preschool's activities. It offers children a different environment and experience compared to their time in the classrooms. Children have the opportunity to engage in activities such as free play in the forest, cross-country skiing, outdoor cooking, gardening, tree-climbing, playing with mud, painting, and whittling.
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Rauðhóll? In Rauðhóll's school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.
What's ahead for Rauðhóll? 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.
Rauðhóll 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.