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Early Childhood Education

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Investment in a strong early childhood program is a top priority for Ferndale Public Schools. Children grow and develop at varying rates.  Opportunity for growth and development is critical during the early years from birth to five. 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. This page provides program information on all of our early childhood programs.

CLICK HERE FOR KINDERGARTEN registration and transitional kindergarten interest forms

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About Programs

Child Care & Community Preschools

Our Ferndale Early Learning programs aren’t the only programs in Ferndale to provide high quality environments for children. Please consider enrolling your child in one of the many existing programs in our community: Community Preschools

Child Care Aware link

Child Care Aware of Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in Washington has access to high-quality childcare and early learning programs. Created by state statute in 1986 and incorporated in 1989, it is the only statewide childcare resource and referral program in Washington.

The Early Learning Task Force 

Ferndale commits to a strong investment in our youngest learners. We meet the needs of all early learners, meeting them where they are socially and academically, and ensuring a safe and loving learning environment. We provide developmentally appropriate early learning programming that ensures an equitable start for all children, giving access to high quality early learning experiences. The Early Learning Task Force work included bi-weekly meetings of the representative committee of 18 members, comprised of community members, teachers from preschool through 1st grade, Education Service District 189 representation and district leadership. Members met January through April and culminated in a recommendation to the superintendent for early learning in Ferndale Schools. 

Early Learning Task Force Recommendations 

Have a Question?

Contact Us:

KELLIE LARRABEE

Executive Director of Teaching & Learning

TRINA HALL

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning - Special Education

NINA BALLEW

Early Childhood Specialist

ASHLEY HILL

Principal, Family Resource Center Coordinator
BEACH, Mountain View Learning Center

JENNIFER HAWKINS

Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Mountain View Learning Center