Community Preschool Activities

Community-based opportunities – activities take place during the school year

Ferndale School District Preschool Opportunities:
Call FSD N. Bellingham Learning Center: (360) 383-9660

  • Monthly Child Find developmental preschool screenings
  • Preschool services at no cost for children qualifying with delays in developmental areas including speech & language, motor, cognitive and social-emotional
  • Weekly Play & Learn preschool class for families/caregivers with young children, Birth – 5 yrs. old
  • Links to a variety of weekly community preschool activities and resources – call for more information!
  • If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are currently staying for a screening.

West County Head Start: Early Childhood Opportunities NW  (360) 734-8396

  • Located at North Bellingham Learning Center, 5275 Northwest Ave. and at 2613 Thornton Road
  • Classes for 3 – 5 year olds
  • Also ~ Early Head Start for prenatal – 3 year olds
  • Enrollment is open until filled, September through May
  • No cost for qualifying children

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

  • Classes for 3 – 5 year olds
  • Early Head Start for prenatal – 3 yr. olds
  • Enrollment is open until filled, September through May
  • No cost for qualifying children

Ferndale Public Library Story Time:
Toddlers: Mon. 9:45–10 a.m. and 10:30–11 a.m.
Preschoolers: Friday 10:30-11:00 a.m. For check-out: Preschool, Early Literacy & Baby theme kits

Ferndale Toddler Time (for families with babies – 5 yrs old):
Tuesday 10-11:30 a.m., at the American Legion Hall, 5534 2nd Ave, Ferndale 98248 hosted by Whatcom Center for Early Learning (Suggested Donations $2 per child or $5 per family)

Whatcom Family Cooperative Preschool (currently located at Sunnyland Elementary in Bellingham)
Parents pay a monthly fee and work in the classroom 1-2 times per month, Whatcom Community College parenting information and support provided
For information / to observe the class contact Kristina: 949-354-3367
Email address:

Child Care / Preschool Resource and Referral Line: (3690) 734-5121, ext. 227

SEAS, Single Entry Access System, (360) 715-7485     

Other Community Preschool Opportunities:  Call for information and cost:

  • Christ Lutheran Preschool: 5904 Vista Drive, Cheryl Johnson: (360) 384-1422
  • Redeemer Lutheran Preschool: 858 W. Smith Rd., (360) 384-5923
  • Pioneer Meadows Montessori: (360) 778-3681
  • Ferndale Bi-lingual Montessori: (360) 380-2457
  • Sunrise Preschool: 2480 Badger Rd., Custer, WA 98240, (360) 366-5700
  • Gymstar Preschool and Gymnastics, Ferndale, WA (360) 384-3861
  • Learning as We Play: New Life Church, 2290 Main St. Ferndale, WA (360) 312-9034
  • Loving Tree Preschool: United Church, 2034 Washington St. Ferndale, WA (360) 384-3302
  • AHA Childcare and Family Learning Center: 1933 Main Street, Ferndale WA 360-594-1445

(This is not an exhaustive list, and this is contact info only, not recommendations, as each family must determine the fit of a program for their child and family needs.)