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Reynisholt Preschool officially opened in November 2005. It is in a beautiful grove of trees in the immediate vicinity of Reynisvatn and has a staff of 25. Reynisholt accommodates 80 children in four groups at the same time. The groups are called Bjartilundur, Geislalundur, Sunnulundur, and Stjörnulundur. Environmental education is a significant aspect of the preschool's work and the Green Flag was flown for the fourth time in autumn 2017.
Preschool Director: Aðalheiður Stefánsdóttir
Want to know more about Reynisholt? 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.
At Reynisholt Preschool, the child is the focus of all activities
Emphasis is placed on individualized learning, recognizing that each child is unique and their needs and uniqueness should be respected regardless of ability, experience, and development. In addition to daily life, play, and the basic components of education outlined in the National Curriculum, the main focus is on teaching life skills, environmental education, and literacy. The preschool's philosophy has been shaped by the Master's project "Touch, Yoga, and Relaxation" by Sigurlaug Einarsdóttir and the development project "Life and Skill" that was prepared in Reynisholt between 2006-2008. These projects have helped to shape the preschool's philosophy and vision.
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Reynisholt? 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 Reynisholt? In the operational plan for the academic year 2022-2023, 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 Reynisholt have teacher workdays? 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.
Reynisholt 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.