Early Head Start

Serves pregnant women, children ages birth to three and their families. Services include prenatal education, health and nutrition services, family development support, and home visits focusing on child development and quality early education. This program is for income eligible families.
(360) 734-8396 (Whatcom County)

To apply, complete the Initial Application Form 

For more information about our early learning programs, click here.

  • (360) 734-5121

Head Start and ECEAP

This preschool program serves Whatcom County children ages 3 – 5 years from income eligible families. Services for families enrolled in this program include health assessments, nutrition education, mental health services, social service referrals, home visits, and family support services.
(360) 734-8396 (Whatcom County)

Locations: Bellingham, Blaine, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, Mt. Baker, Nooksack, and Sumas.

To apply, complete the Initial Application Form 

For more information about our early learning programs, click here.

Project X-it

Project X-it is an 18-month financial resiliency program that operates through incentivized goal plans and dual-generational financial curriculum to aid Head Start/ECEAP families to develop skills to create positive outcomes. 

All participating families must be enrolled in Opportunity Council Head Start/ECEAP programs with a qualifying three-year-old upon enrollment. Families are matched with volunteer mentors from the community who act as financial partners to help plan goals and celebrate success.  

 Our families and Mentors attend financial education classes together and are matched based on compatibility and goal focus. Financial learning and goal setting continue throughout the duration of the program, with an emphasis on participant driven curriculum.  

 Project X-it was designed in-house by the Opportunity Council and receives funding from agency programs, local grants, and support through community partners.  

Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)

Access to Baby & Child Dentistry is a program that helps kids from birth until their 6th birthday get dental care.

Dentists who participate in ABCD are specially trained to work with young children.

For more information contact 360-734-8396 x353.

Dental Care Resources for Kids

ASL Services

A current list of Opportunity Council programs and services is available in American Sign Language