Early Learning

Birth to 3 | Preschool | Kindergarten Ready

Children grow and develop at varying rates.  The window of opportunity for growth and development is wide open during the early years from birth to five.  It’s the perfect time to enjoy the wonders of childhood, and to address any concerns you may have.  The Ferndale School District recognizes that these early years provide a unique opportunity to support families as their young children develop.  We provide a variety of services to assist with this.

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The Ferndale School District provides:

  • Links to community agencies for birth to three year-old services.
  • Childfind activities such as: screenings for developmental delays for children ages 3 to 5.
  • A developmental preschool program for all qualifying children ages 3 to 5.
  • Play & Learn, a weekly drop-in preschool opportunity
  • Links to community preschool opportunities and resources.
  • If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are currently staying for a screening.

Three to Five Year-Old Children

Overview of the Developmental Preschool Program

The program provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum for children three through five years old that have significant developmental delays. Our program provides a rich, activity-based preschool learning environment in order to meet the individual needs of all the enrolled children, Children learn and practice skills in all areas through large and small group participation, activity centers, and child-directed play. The goal is to build upon the strengths and capabilities of our students. We believe that children are more alike than they are different and they learn a great deal form watching and interacting with one another.

Birth to Three Year Old Children

Additional Opportunities

1. Lummi Head Start
2616 Kwina Rd. (360) 384-2260

  • Classes for 3-5 year olds
  • Enrollment is open until filled

2. West County Head Start
5275 Northwest Ave (360) 734-8396

  • Classes for 3-5 year olds
  • Enrollment is open until filled
  • Early Head Start for prenatal – 3 year olds

3. Eagleview Head Start
2613 Thornton Road (360) 383-9493

  • Classes for 3-5 year olds
  • Enrollment is open until filled
  • Early Head Start for prenatal – 3 year olds