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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

Wade King Elementary School.

 

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.

Families in all programs participate in fundraising commitments throughout the year.

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

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

2024-2025 Class Schedule

 

To register click here:

 Whatcom Family Cooperative Preschool (jovial.org)

Registration is currently OPEN

 

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

This program is play-based and focuses on activities that foster creativity and social emotional development. We collaborate with the Wade King 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 Bellingham School District Special Education Program. 

 

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

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

Financial aid available upon request


Multiage Preschool at Whatcom Community College

For children age 3 by Jan 1, 2025

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

Teacher Mary and Teacher Hanako

This program is play-based and focuses on activities that foster creativity and social emotional development. This program includes visits to the WCC library and other campus events throughout the year.

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

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

Financial aid available upon request

Toddler class at Whatcom Community College

(Kelly Hall)

Fridays -10:00-11:30am

Parent/caregiver and toddlers age 18 months + with Teacher Janel

Children and their families enjoy songs, stories, movement, art exploration, dramatic play, sensory experiences, science investigations, outdoor play and more in a safe, child-centered environment. Parents/caregivers have the option to practice separation throughout the year.

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

Registration/Activities/Supply fee: $150 *Non-refundable/one-time fee*

Financial aid available upon request

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

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