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Tillamook is a mixed-age, play-based preschool focused on supporting children and their families. Children take risks, work through conflict, develop self-reliance, and build resilience in a safe space. Together we learn, honor each family, and enrich the community with our time, talent, and skills.

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Our Latest News

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Tillamook Preschool was featured on the local news! 

KPTV aired this segment interviewing Teacher Anette and parents on our entirely outdoors shift, in response to Covid-19.  Check it out to see our school in action, along with kids having lots of fun!    

How Tillamook Adapted to the Pandemic

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Tillamook Preschool did not resume normal preschool operation in fall 2020. Our program will looked very different, but still featured the teacher, traditions, and outdoor space that make Tillamook Preschool such a wonderful preschool for our children.

During Fall of 2020, families with preschoolers had the opportunity to join our co-op on a monthly basis. Tillamook offered a variety of benefits and parents participated in the ones that worked for them. One of these benefits was “outdoor school.” The outdoor school component allowed kids to do preschool activities in stable small groups with Teacher Anette and their parent/caregiver once a week, while still respecting distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

 

Some of the other benefits to offered include:

  • Weekly take-home projects with instructions & supplies

  • Classroom puzzle/book/toy lending

  • Monthly community seminars via Zoom (on timely parenting topics)

  • Guide to distanced activities around town (treasure hunt)

  • Monthly mail for kids

  • Reservable off-hours playground access for families

  • Connection to other families for additional outings

  • Memory book projects (journaling/pages/pictures)

  • Monthly Tillamook newsletter by email

  • Access to digital library of Teacher Anette storytimes

  • Ongoing email updates from Tillamook and Teacher Anette

We took a flexible approach to allow each family to choose the level of involvement that works best for them. Take a look at this presentation and our FAQ for more details. 

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OUR MISSION 

Tillamook is a mixed-age, play-based preschool focused on supporting children and their families. Children take risks, work through conflict, develop self-reliance, and build resilience in a safe space. Together we learn, honor each family, and enrich the community with our time, talent, and skills. 

For Tillamook parents, it's not uncommon to hear Teacher Anette listed as one of your child's best friends. Her engaging educational style and ability to relate to people of all ages make her a favorite of kids and parents alike.

What We Believe

  • Children benefit most when the teacher and parents have an opportunity to work together.

  • Children can learn and take responsibility for their actions when given clear direction and realistic expectations.

  • A child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development is inter-related; therefore, we seek to educate the whole child.

  • Children learn best when they actively explore their environment through play.

  • Children deserve the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace.

  • Children should be free to explore and make choices.

  • We must respect our children, their minds and their bodies.