Lincoln County School District offers a variety of Early Childhood
Programs to best fit the needs of young learners and their families.
Please see below to find out more about the programs we offer.
Parents, look here for great tips on preparing your child for school!
Teen Parent Programs: LCSD offers two programs to serve teen parents who attend school in Lincoln County, one at Taft 7-12 School serving the students of Lincoln City, and one at Newport High School serving students in Newport, Waldport and Toledo. Teen parents who are enrolled in LCSD programs are eligible to receive free high quality child care on the school campus as well as one on one support from our Teen Parent Coordinators.
Child Care/Child Development Labs: LCSD offers two child care/child development labs: Tiger Tots (six weeks to thirty-five months) and Tiny Tigers (three to five years old) at Taft 7-12 School, and Baby Cubs (six weeks to thirty-five months) and Cubby Preschool (three to five years old) at Newport High School. Classrooms are staffed by Teachers with extensive education, training and hands-on background in Early Childhood Education. Each classroom serves as a Teaching Lab for high school students who earn high school and college credit while they learn how to manage a classroom, plan age and skill appropriate activities for the children, and actively work with the children in individual and group settings while being mentored by the Lead Teachers.
Classes are open to community children for a fee. Please see the links below for more information about the program and how you can enroll.
Lincoln County School District P-3 Efforts: Lincoln County School District and community partners, through grant funding provided by the Oregon Community Foundation, is working to align prenatal-third grade (P-3) learning.
This will create a bridge between early learning and schools by providing tools and resources to educators and families. The goal is for children to arrive at school ready to learn and continue to be successful students through third grade and beyond.
For more information or if you would like to be involved in any P-3 activities please contact Lauren Sigman at 541.270.2456 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning is Fun Together (LIFT): “LIFT: Learning is Fun Together!” is a kindergarten readiness class for children ages three to five years old and their parents. LIFT is based on the philosophy that parents are the most important teachers of their children and that young children learn primarily through play. LIFT classes provide a variety of play-based learning activities that help children reach their potential and be prepared for school.
LIFT classes are offered at the following times and locations:
Waldport – Crestview Heights School, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., ages three to five years old, free. Call 541.563.8584.
Newport – HELP Center at Newport Middle School, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., ages three to five years old, free. Call 541.574.5824.**Newport classes are bilingual English/Spanish.
Lincoln City – Taft High 7-12 Community Preschool, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., ages three to five years old, free for children in homeless living situations. Not sure if you qualify? Please call 541-996-4878.
- Family Care Connection Child Care Resource & Referral Line: 541-265-3887
- Coastal Families Together Providing parenting education, information
- Community Services Consortium Head Start - Provides free preschool education to children ages three to five years old.
- Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education - Provides special education services for children from birth to kindergarten age that are demonstrating a significant developmental delay and/or meet disability
- Lincoln County Health & Human Services:
- Women Infants & Children (WIC) - Nutrition Education Program
- Family Home Visiting Program - Parent Education and Support Program
Lauren Sigman - Early Learning Coordinator
Newport Prep Academy students have the opportunity to work with local toddlers during the Childcare/ Child Development Lab.