Unit blocks have probably been used in some Icelandic preschools since 1950 or 1960, but a turning point occurred when one of the author's teachers from the Iceland University of Education (Fosturskoli Islands), Jonina Tryggvadottir, returned from studying with Harriet Cuffaro at Bank Street College in New York City.

Author Biography

Kristín Einarsdóttir, a principal in the Gardaborg preschool, graduated as a preschool teacher in 1991. Along with four other preschool teachers, she participated in Harriet Cuffaro´s 1991–1992 block project in Iceland.

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