- Published: December 19, 2016
- Written by Rafael Otto
In the fourth installment of the Early Link Podcast, and the last one for 2016, I visited Yoncalla in Douglas County to learn more about the community, our Early Works initiative, and Yoncalla Elementary's new preschool funded by Oregon's Preschool Promise program.
I spoke with teachers Megan Barber and Cassie Reigard, as well as parents Crystal Sampson and Kevin Hoyt, all of whom have deep ties to the Yoncalla community.
Listen and enjoy!
0:19 Yoncalla is a rural community and less than one square mile
1:02 Going outside with the class
1:19 Megan Barber discusses the High Scope curriculum
2:49 Working on transitions throughout the day
3:36 Cassie Reigard on the Early Works initiative
3:58 Megan and Cassie describe their kids as problem solvers
5:38 Crystal Sampson and Kevin Hoyt describe why they love the school
6:33 Kevin discusses his plans for a group for fathers
7:54 Megan sees the work as transformative