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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 WCC's PHYSICAL CAMPUS CLOSED, ONLINE SERVICES CONTINUE

 


Whatcom Community College’s physical campus is closed beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 for a minimum of two weeks to ensure alignment with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Online instruction and working remotely will continue. Students and employees should not come to campus during this time. Spring quarter instruction will still begin online on Wednesday, April 15.


It is important to emphasize that Whatcom Community College remains operational and dedicated to ensuring the academic mission continues through this challenging time. We have moved services and instruction online to the greatest extent possible to keep our community healthy. Remote services will differ for various service areas, departments, and resources. Visit this remote services directory to learn how you can easily access the WCC services you need without visiting campus. 


Please continue to check your email and www.whatcom.edu/COVID19 for regular updates. 

Whatcom Community College offers parenting skills classes, parent-cooperative preschool classes and specialized programs to meet the changing needs of families. Parents/students can earn college credit, with short-term certificates in parenting skills available in 2018.

Whatcom Community College is affiliated with preschool programs in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County. 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. Parents are enrolled in a WCC Parent Education class when they place their preschooler in a preschool.

 

Where are the preschools and when do they meet?

All programs run from September through May.

Children's Coop Preschool

Bellingham Family Partnership Program (formerly Larrabee Elementary)
1409 18th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
childrenscooppreschool.com
201.564.4227

Lakeside Cooperative Preschool

Silver Beach Elementary School
4101 Academy St
Bellingham, WA 98226
lakesidecoop.com

registrar@lakesidecoop.com
360.647.7578

Whatcom Family Cooperative Preschool

1041 24th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
whatcomfamilypreschool.org
whatcomfamilycooppreschool@gmail.com 

Lynden Coop Preschool

United Methodist Church
500 N. 14th St
Lynden, WA 98264
http://www.lyndenco-oppreschool.com/

Lcps1973@gmail.com

360.209.4181

What ages of children can attend?

Most preschools are designed for 3 to 5 year olds. Although exceptions are made occasionally, your child must be 3 years of age by August 31 to enroll, unless it is a class designed specifically for toddlers. Different programs are offered at each preschool.  Most preschools offer programs for ages 2 1/5 to 5 year olds.  Please visit the preschools websites for more information.

 

What do parents do?

  • Work in the classroom, assisting the professional teacher, on a regular basis (typically twice a month).
  • Help manage the school by performing a job like serving on the board or helping to organize field trips.
  • Attend monthly meetings and parent education classes. Topics include such favorites as discipline and sibling rivalry.
  • Participate in fundraising events.

 

What do the children do?

The preschool program is run by each school's professional teacher and is developmentally appropriate. Children typically have experiences in art, dramatic play, fine and large motor activities, music, snacks and more.