14 forest kindergartens in Copenhagen to close or cut capacity – concerned parents launch campaign

Denmark’s renowned forest kindergartens and schools are a big draw for many international parents, but Copenhagen Municipality is being forced to close or cut placements due to the declining birth rate. Concerned parents are fighting to keep the unique schools open.

Elisabetta Taschini’s attends one of the forest kindergartens (udflytterbørnehave) that Copenhagen Municipality may close in the next three to six months. Photo Elisabetta Taschini

On 19 June, the Children and Youth Committee will gather to decide which kindergartens in Copenhagen will be closed, or have their capacities reduced. 33 private and public institutions are being assessed, 14 of which are forest kindergartens, or udflytterbørnehave in Danish. Denmark’s renowned forest kindergartens and schools are a big draw for many international […]


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