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Are preschools available? Day care? Are these expensive? What has been your experience with them, if any? Do the schools provide before- and/or after-school care?

Preschools are very cheap and subsidized by the government. They are based on where you live. - Nov 27, 2017
Preschools are subsidized by the government and are everywhere. You will be assigned one depending on where you live, although it's possible to switch to a different one in your neighborhood if you don't like the one your child was designated to attend. I pay less than $200 per month for full day preschool with 2 hot meals and an afternoon snack. The preschool is all in Icelandic, but the teachers usually speak some English and can help your child adjust. - Feb 13, 2013
Preschools and daycare (called kindergarten locally) are widely available. All Icelandic kids start going to "kindgergarten" at about 2 years of age. These are generally Icelandic speaking only. - Jul 29, 2011