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Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children play is serious learning. Play is  really the work of childhood.

- Fred Rogers

We invite you to be part of an inclusive community of families, teachers and parenting educators learning together in a supportive environment.




















Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now OPEN!

2024-2025 Registration 


To register click here: Whatcom Family Cooperative Preschool (

Jovial Family Portal for current families:  

Whatcom Family Cooperative Preschool - Login (

We Value...

Community; Play-Based Learning; Developing Social and Emotional Skills; A Commitment to Inclusion, Equity, and Anti-bias Education; Parent Education.

Our Co-op Offers:

  • An affordable whole-family preschool experience.

  • Developmentally appropriate activities that support learning through play.

  • Programming with the emphasis on social skills, inclusion, and community.

  • A monthly parenting class presented by Whatcom Community College Parenting Education Program


You will meet other families with children going through similar milestones, joys, and challenges as yours. One of the many benefits families experience while participating in our co-op is long-term family friendships. 

Not the program you were looking for? Please give us your feedback by completing this quick survey

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