The Reykjavik city Department of Education and Youth provides children and families with a comprehensive service and contributes to the coherence of all work that is guided by the welfare of children. The guiding principle of the School and Leisure Division is that children and young people in the city feel good, constantly progress and that they acquire knowledge and education for life and work. The department‘s work covers over 19,000 children under the age of 16, and there are 5000 employees.