Neighbors For Kids (NFK) is excited to announce the opening of the “Little Kids Zone” Preschool, which will be serving children from the community year-round. NFK is pleased to support the needs of local parents with quality early childhood development, Kindergarten Readiness and full-day child care. This new program will operate Monday – Friday from 8:00-4:00, with free extended hours of care offered from 4:00-6:00, during the regular after-school program.
NFK’s site is an Oregon Department of Education certified child care center. Staff will provide three healthy meals per day and each day will have a schedule full of fun, creative enrichment activities for young children to enjoy and learn from. The approach and vision of the preschool is the following:
* At the Little Kids Zone we offer a warm, safe, family-like environment to meet the developmental needs of children ages 3 to 5 through creative play, exploration and cooperation. * Our pre-school program and curriculum is child centered and inquiry-based, focusing on the child’s emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth. We encourage your child’s natural curiosity, love of learning and cultivation of skills to help your child be successful when they start school and to lead a healthy and productive
* We offer children learning experiences that are socially relevant, intellectually engaging and personally meaningful through creative play, art, listening, story-telling, inquiry, observation, reflection, social interaction, and problem solving.
*Our site in Depoe Bay is light and bright with classrooms, play areas, a gym and kitchen facilities.
* We foster the children’s connection to their environment through play and exploration of our nearby old-growth forests, local streams, and the Pacific Ocean.
For parents interested in enrolling their children, there are full-day and half-day slots available on a first- come first-serve basis. The full-day fee is $40 and the half-day fee is $25, with flexible hours offered for working families.
For more information about the Little Kids Zone Preschool and to register your child please visit the website at www.neighborsforkids.org or contact Nirvana Clifton at 541-765-8990. The Kids Zone facility is located at 634 SE Highway 101 in Depoe Bay. NFK invites interested families to stop by the site, take a tour and meet the staff.