Kristiansand has good kindergarten coverage and a varied offering with regard to size, academic content and geographical spread. The kindergartens in Kristiansand are among the best in the country according to the Education Directorate's parent survey.
95 per cent of the kindergartens in Kristiansand meet the pedagogical norm, compared with 77 per cent nationwide. Kristiansand has on average slightly fewer adults per child than the national average, but in turn far more with relevant academic education. The municipality has long worked actively with early efforts for those children who need a little extra. It doesn't start at school, but from day one in kindergarten.