Community Preschool Activities

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

Ferndale School District Preschool Opportunities: Contact the Early Learning Center: 383-9747

  • 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 class for families/caregivers with young children, Birth – 5 yrs old, 2613 Thornton
  • 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 734-8396

  • Located at Windward, 5275 Northwest Ave. and at Custer Elementary
  • 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. 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):
Wednesdays 10-11:30 a.m., in Ferndale
Hosted by Whatcom Center for Early Learning (Donations accepted) (Doesn’t meet in the summer.)

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: 734-5121, ext. 227

Church–affiliated/other opportunities: Call for information and cost:

Christ Lutheran Preschool: 5904 Vista Drive, Cheryl Johnson: 384-1422
Redeemer Lutheran Preschool: 858 W. Smith Rd., 384-5923
Miss Patti’s Preschool, 5888 Cedar Pl., 384-4041
Pioneer Meadows Montessori: 778-3681
Ferndale Bi-lingual Montessori: 380-2457
Sunrise Preschool: 2480 Badger Rd., Custer, WA 98240, 366-5700
Gymstar Preschool and Gymnastics, Ferndale, WA 384-3861
Learning as We Play: New Life Church, 2290 Main St. Ferndale, WA 312-9034
Loving Tree Preschool: United Church, 2034 Washington St. Ferndale, WA 384-3302

(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.)