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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

​Multiage Preschool at Happy Valley Elementary

For Children ages 3 and up

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

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

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

Financial aid available upon request.  Please contact

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. 

Toddler class at Whatcom Community College (Kelly Hall)

Thursdays -10:00-11:30am

Parent/caregiver and toddlers together 

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

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

Financial aid available upon request.  Please contact


Enjoy time and learn with your child in a loving and inclusive environment.

 Meet other co-op toddler families!

Click here to complete our registration form

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

2023-24 Registration



Important Information

The co-op has 2 locations.

Our Happy Valley classes are located inside Happy Valley Elementary School.

Our WCC Program meets on the Whatcom Community College Campus.

Both programs follow the Bellingham School District Calendar.

The school year runs from September to mid-June.

Enrolling in the co-op is a 10 month commitment.

We do ask that children be in underwear when attending school with the

understanding that accidents happen.

Tuition Information:

Tuition is an annual cost broken up into 10 month installments due monthly
You may pay tuition in advance, or in less-frequent larger amounts.

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

Other Fees:

- A non-refundable per student Registration/Supply/Activity fee is due, $250 for our multiage programs and $100 for our toddler program

- Families participate in annual fundraising and aim to raise around $200 per student enrolled.

Covid-19 safety protocols
More information will be provided to you prior to attending classes. We will continue taking precautions based on information we have about the Covid-19 pandemic.  These protocols will likely shift and change over the summer and into the 2023-2024 school year as the board deems necessary, and all changes will be communicated with families.

Current Mask Expectations
Whatcom Family Co-op Preschool is in alignment with the school district. Masks and face coverings are optional.

Class Schedule
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