Lincoln School of Early Learning

South Coast Head Start, a no cost early childhood educational program for low-income families, is currently open and still enrolling children for our current school year!

South Coast Head Start, a program of Oregon Coast Community Action, offers education and support services to qualifying families at no cost! The program offers fun, researched-based curriculum, healthy meals, inclusive services for children with disabilities, and health screenings with follow-up support for all enrolled children. Services are available for pregnant mothers to children age 5.

We have expanded program options with Baby Promise and Preschool Promise in select areas. Priority for enrollment is based on child age, family income, disabilities, and other factors that demonstrate a need for services. Children in foster care, experiencing homeless, or receiving public assistance are automatically eligible for services.

The Head Start approach to school readiness means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children’s learning, and schools are ready for children. Head Start is a leader in the early childhood field with a strong, clear, and comprehensive focus on all aspects of healthy development, including physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development, all of which are essential to children being ready for school.

To apply, or more information please call us at 541-888-3717 ext. 204 or visit our website at or email us at

Click names to contact via email:

K – Amy May
K – Forest Martin
K – Jennifer Boettcher
K – Annette Boyd
1st –Elissa Coonce
1st – Rianna Gallardo
1st – Rebecca Jones
1st – Mary Novak
Kindergarten Transition Program Paraprofessional – Emily Howell
Kindergarten Transition Program Paraprofessional – Megan Wiltermood-Smith
Speech –
Reading Intervention – Michele Crook

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Educational Assistants:

Cierra Felton
Brandy Hoyle
Cindy Laird
Makalla Lienemann
Sara Moss
Zarina Orr
Donna Parry

Click names to contact via email:

AdministratorSharon Nelson

Coordinator –  Morgan Eley
Lead Teacher – Brittney Demain

Educational Assistants:
Julie Carlson
Michelle Etienne

Other Support Staff:
School Nurse – Brandi Edwards
SPED Teacher – Emily Fadely
School Counselor – Michele Bullington
Speech/Language Pathologist –
Occupational Therapist – Emma Dane
Special Programs Director – Wayne Gallagher
ELL Director – Armando Ruiz
Head Cook – Lori Tatum
Custodian – Crystal Bautista

Daycare Billing
Stephanie Donaldson
541.396.2181 x 1201

1366 N. Gould, Coquille, OR 97423
P. (541) 396-2811
F. (541) 396-7351

Launch into Kindergarten!

Summer Program for Kindergarten Children at Lincoln School
WHEN: Monday through Friday, August 22 – August 26, 2022
WHERE: Lincoln School of Early Learning – Kindergarten Classrooms

During this week-long experience children will become familiar with Lincoln School, meet teachers, make new friends, and enjoy an introduction to the often asked question “What happens in Kindergarten?” Books, play, math, art, and music will be a part of the session curriculum. On Friday families will enjoy a barbeque lunch with their child, a classroom get together, and time to connect with other Kindergarten families. Children will be provided breakfast and a snack in the morning session, and lunch and a snack in the afternoon session. Students who attend must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the school for this program.

Complete the forms found on the link to the right and drop them off or send them to Lincoln school before 8/15/22

You will be contacted in mid-August with enrollment information. For more information call Lincoln School at 541-396-2811

Online registration is for Winter Lakes Schools only.  Registration for all other schools will be in paper form.

About Our School

Lincoln School of Early Learning is unique in that we educate children from the age of 30 months to 10 years old. Our Pre-School/Child Development Center opens at 7:00am and closes at 5:45pm Monday through Friday. Our school hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm. We can be reached at 541-396-2811.

We look forward to the adventures this school year will hold!