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Öldugata 19, Tjarnargata 33
Tjörn Preschool is a joint operation of two preschools, Tjarnaborg and Öldukot. The two preschools merged in 2009 and employ approximately 25 people. The preschool has 76 children, divided into four groups, with two groups in each building. In Tjarnaborg, the groups are named Lækur and Tjörn, while in Öldukot, the groups are named Miðhús and Melhús.
Preschool Director: Hulda Ásgeirsdóttir
Want to know more about Tjörn? 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.
The values of Tjörn are initiative, friendship, and joy
Tjörn Preschool is based on the ideology of the Reggio Emilia schools. What sets Reggio schools apart is a strong belief in children's abilities and the idea that children have the ability and desire to participate in and shape the work that takes place in the school. This aligns well with Reykjavík's new Education Policy, which views the child as an active participant. In light of this, Tjörn placed emphasis on having professional and critical discussions to shape its school work during the merger of the two preschools. This helped create a common vision and attitude towards school policy, which is constantly evolving and being revised, while also deepening the school's ideology.
Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Tjörn? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.
When do Öldukot and Tjarnarborg have teacher workdays? In the preschool calendar, you'll find information about days off and various other details.
Hvað er framundan á Tjörn? Í starfsáætlun finnur þú meðal annars innra og ytra mat leikskólans fyrir síðasta ár, umbótaáætlun, leikskóladagatal og ótalmargt fleira.
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.
Tjörn Preschool falls under West Center. West Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Vesturbær, Miðborg, and Hlíðar 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.