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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

Our Classes

Our Classes

The Basics:


We offer two locations:

Whatcom Community College (Kelly Hall) and

Happy Valley Elementary School.

Starting Fall 2025, our Happy Valley classroom will be relocating to our NEW location inside

Wade King Elementary

 

All our classes meet throughout the public school year, and follow the

Bellingham School District academic calendar.

The school year runs from September to mid-June; enrolling in the co-op is a 10-month commitment.

For our multiage programs, we ask that children be in underwear when attending school with the understanding that accidents happen.

2023-2024 Class Schedule

 

To register click here:

 Whatcom Family Cooperative Preschool (jovial.org)

Multiage Preschool at Happy Valley Elementary

For Children ages 3 and up

10am -1:30pm.  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (14 hrs./week)

with Teacher Ashley and Teacher Janel

 

Tuition: $400 - September tuition due by August 5th.

Financial aid available upon request

Registration/Activities/Supply fee: $250 *Non-refundable/one-time fee*

This program is play-based and focuses on activities that foster creativity and social emotional development. We collaborate with the Happy Valley community.  The program may include visits to the library, music classroom, and reading buddies.  We are proud of our inclusion model and partnership with the Happy Valley Special Education Program. 

Multiage Preschool at Whatcom Community College

For Children ages 3 and up

10am -1:30pm.  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (14 hrs./week)

with Teacher Sinak and Teacher Kathryn

 

Tuition: $400 - September tuition due by August 5th.

Financial aid available upon request

Registration/Activities/Supply fee: $250 *Non-refundable/one-time fee*

 

This program is play-based and focuses on activities that foster creativity and social emotional development. This programs includes visits to the WCC library.

Toddler class at Whatcom Community College

Spots still available!

Thursdays 10:00-11:30am

Parent/caregiver and toddlers ages 2 and up

Enjoy time with your child and meet other families in a loving and inclusive environment

with Teacher Sinak 

 

Tuition: $100/month - September tuition due by August 5th.

 

Registration/Activities/Supply fee: $125 *Non-refundable/one-time fee*

 

2024-2025 Class Schedule

Registration opens to the public Thursday, February 29th 2024

Multiage Preschool at Wade King Elementary

For children age 3 by Jan 1, 2025

10am -1:30pm.  Monday-Thursday (14 hrs./week)

Teacher Ashley and Teacher Janel

 

Tuition: $415 per month - September tuition due by August 5th.

Financial aid available upon request

Registration/Activities/Supply fee: $250 *Non-refundable/one-time fee*


Multiage Preschool at Whatcom Community College

For children age 3 by Jan 1, 2025

10am -1:30pm. Tentative schedule: Monday-Thursday (14 hrs./week) 

Tuition: $415 per month - September tuition due by August 5th.

Financial aid available upon request

Registration/Activities/Supply fee: $250 *Non-refundable/one-time fee*

Families also participate in fundraising commitments throughout the year.

Tuition Information:

Tuition payment is due the 5th of each month, paid 1 month prior (late fees apply)

First tuition payment for September is Due Aug 5th.  Last tuition payment for June is Due May 5th

For information about other cooperative preschool programs affiliated with Whatcom Community College, please visit WCC's website.

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