Childcare & Schools

Childcare Aware

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The Washington State Child Care Resource & Referral Network works in conjunction with the Division of Child Care and Early Learning to promote quality child care throughout Washington State. Please review the state site for information about childcare in your county, as well as other services for parents.

Whatcom Homeschool Association

Whatcom Homeschool Association is a network of over four hundred families supporting each other in the adventure of homeschooling in Whatcom County.

Preschools in Whatcom County

Whatcom Kid Insider's Preschool Directory is listed by city to make it easy to find the best, free, affordable, public, Montessori, half day or Pre-K preschool in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, & Blaine. 

Headstart & Early Headstart

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Programs for income-eligible pregnant women and children ages birth to five and their families in Bellingham, Blaine, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, Mt. Baker, Nooksack, and Sumas.

Western's Campus Childcare Center

The WWU Associated Students Child Development Center (CDC) participates in the State's Early Achiever's Quality Rating and Improvement program. They provide high quality care and education for children of student parents and working professionals of Western Washington University. Tuition for student families is based on income and is subsidized by the Associated Students. The CDC serves 56 children ages 2-5 each quarter. The program manager and teaching staff provide a safe and healthy environment for young children, supporting the social/emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child.