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

Happy Valley classes are open for registration.

Our Happy Valley AM class is accepting waitlist students only.

Click here to complete our Happy Valley registration form.

If you have an issue with the registration form please email

For more information about our WCC class, click here.



Class Schedule

3-day AM Preschool class – Children Ages 3 - 4 years of age 

AM class: 8:45-10:45am, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays

Tuition: **$180 month x 10 months 

For children who will have turned 3 by the start of school.


3-day PM Pre-K class – Children Ages 4 – 5 years of age 

PM class 12pm-3pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays

Tuition: **$225 month x 10 months 

For children who will have turned 4 by the start of school.


Toddler & Caregiver Class - a caregiver must attend with the child

10am-11:30am, Thursdays

Tuition: **$100 month x 10 months 

WCC Pilot Preschool class – Children Ages 3 - 5 years of age 

Class days and times have not been finalized.

Tuition: **$180 month x 10 months 

For children who will have turned 3 by the start of school.

Below you will find more information and a contact for to submit questions

and join our mailing list about this class.

**These figures are subject to change, based upon the finalization of our annual school budget


If you have any questions regarding financial assistants please contact our Registrar at

Important Information

The co-op is located inside Happy Valley Elementary

all our classes meet throughout the public school year. 

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 registration fee of $100 holds your students place in the class

- $50 re-supply fee is due in February

- 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 2022-2023 school year as the board deems necessary, and all changes will be communicated with families.

Current Mask Expectations
We are unsure what the mask requirements maybe next year. Currently, Whatcom Family Co-op Preschool is in alignment with the school district so masks and face coverings are not required. This is subject to change based on the needs of our community. If masks or face coverings are needed, younger students aged two to four years old must be supervised when wearing a face covering or face shield. These students may need help with their masks and getting used to wearing them. Masks will also be provided by the school if needed. Whatcom Family Co-op Preschool will reevaluate these mask expectations as our knowledge of the COVID-19 situation changes.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions regarding our current policies.


WCC Pilot Preschool Class

WCC Pilot Preschool class – Children Ages 3 - 5 years of age 

We are beginning the process of creating this class. We have a classroom at Whatcom Community College and are in the process of hiring a teacher. Classes will likely be 2 hours, 3 days a week. We will be working on finalizing days/times in the next few weeks.

This class is modeled after our successful AM and PM classes at our Happy Valley Classroom. Currently we will be accepting students who will be between 3-5 years old at the start of school. Please read the "Important Information" section as this will apply to this new class as well.


If you have any questions or would like to be added to a mailing list regarding this new class please use the contact form below.

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