Welcome to the webpage for Neah-Kah-Nie Preschool. We are located on the same property as the District Office, on 3rd Street in Rockaway Beach. We are able to serve up to 40 students, between our morning and afternoon sessions of preschool. We are currently staffed with one licensed teacher and one instructional assistant in each of our two sessions of preschool. This enables us to maintain a teacher to student ratio of no more than 1:10.
The learning space at Neah-Kah-Nie Preschool is warm, spacious, and engaging. We have a well-equipped classroom that offers our students opportunities to explore, play and develop important social, cognitive, and physical skills. We also have a fenced playground, with developmentally appropriate equipment for young children to enable outdoor play. For those days when outdoor recreation is not an option, we have tricycles and scooters that can be ridden in the breezeway.
Thanks to our Early Learning and Kindergarten Partnership and Innovation Grant award, we were recently able to add an indoor sensory gym to our preschool campus. This brightly-colored space provides students with the opportunity to develop motor skills, meet sensory needs, and be physically active, even when it is too wet to go outside.
This grant also enables us to provide weekly music classes taught by Michael Simpson, the music teacher for the district. He is currently implementing the school version of the highly-acclaimed Music Together program. We also have monthly art lessons taught by Leeauna Perry from the Bay City Arts Center, again funded by the Early Learning and Kindergarten Partnership and Innovation Grant.
We are a PBIS School (Positive Behavioral Interventions Support). The three school rules are ‘BE SAFE, BE KIND, and BE HELPFUL.’
We currently have room in both our morning and afternoon preschool sessions for students who are currently 4 or 5 years of age living within school district boundaries.
The morning preschool session runs from 8:15 am to 11:15 am, Monday through Friday. Transportation is provided to students living in the Nehalem Elementary attendance zone for the morning session.
The afternoon preschool session runs from 11:15 am to 2:15 pm, Monday through Friday. Transportation is provided to students living in the Garibaldi Grade School attendance zone for the afternoon session.
Neah-Kah-Nie Preschool provides a nurturing and fun environment for our littlest learners to play and learn.
Angie Douma, Teacher
Located in Rockaway Beach Oregon
PO Box 28/504 N. Third Avenue
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136