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Cooperative preschools enrolling now for fall

Open house events scheduled for Whatcom Community College-affiliated preschools

Post Date:01/08/2019 2:30 pm

Bellingham, Wash. – Several Bellingham cooperative preschools are hosting January open house events for those interested in fall 2019 enrollment. The preschools are affiliated with Whatcom Community College and parents will earn college credit in parenting skills classes.

Cooperative preschool open house events:

  • Whatcom Family Cooperative Preschool: 5-6:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 9 at Happy Valley Elementary, 1041 24th St.
  • Lakeside Cooperative Preschool: 5:30-7 p.m. Thur., Jan. 24 at Silver Beach Elementary School, 4101 Academy St.
  • Children’s Cooperative Preschool: 10 a.m. – noon Tues., Jan. 29 at Bellingham Family Partnership Program (formerly Larrabee Elementary), 1409 18th St.

Based on the belief that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children, cooperative preschools offer an educational experience for both parents and children. The preschool program is run by each school's professional teacher and parents work in the classroom about twice a month. Most preschools are designed for 3 to 5 year olds. Visit for more information.

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a four-year bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses and community education classes. WCC’s accomplished faculty and staff serve 11,000 students annually. For more information, visit

Contact: Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,

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