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Yoncalla Strives for Long-Term Change

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!

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0:19      Yoncalla is a rural community and less than one square mile

0:30      Yoncalla High School and Yoncalla Elementary School

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 IMG 1913 y3:58      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



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