Possibly. Transportation is available for predetermined preschool classrooms based on enrollment and need. Transportation is also provided for select group activities like playgroups in home-based programs. For more information call call (360) 734-8396.
What are the hours of preschool like?Katie Rose2021-09-28T11:30:20-07:00
For preschool classrooms, we have part-day, full-day, and extended day options. Our Early Head Start programs (prenatal – age 3) offer weekly home visits. Visits take place between Monday and Friday, usually between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, and are determined by your family’s schedule.
Does my child have to be potty trained for preschool?Katie Rose2021-09-28T11:26:14-07:00
Our health coordinator will work with you and your child’s teacher to make sure your child’s health is fully supported. To enroll, you will need to provide information about your child’s most recent dental and well-exams, and their current immunizations (for a list of immunizations currently required by the Washington State Department of Health visit their website at doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools)
Is my family’s information private?Katie Rose2021-09-28T10:36:06-07:00
Yes! For families that are expecting or have children under the age of 3, we have home-based programs like Early Head Start. For children between the ages of 3 and 5, center-based programs are available throughout Whatcom County.
Are meals provided for students?Katie Rose2021-09-28T11:04:58-07:00
You can apply any time of the year. While the majority of children begin at the start of the traditional school year, whenever vacancies are available they are filled by families that have completed the eligibility process.
What if I don’t qualify for Head Start or the Early Childhood Education Assistance Program?Katie Rose2021-09-29T13:33:52-07:00
Feel free to apply anyway or call (360) 734-8396 for help. A percentage of all preschool programs directly operated by Opportunity Council are available for families exceeding the poverty level guidelines.
Building connections between educators and family members is key to every child’s success, making home visits and conferences key components of Opportunity Council’s early childhood education programs. We will meet your family anywhere that is comfortable, including public libraries, parks, or the homes of your friends or family members.
Experiencing homelessness and looking for help with other child care programs? Help may be available. Referral Specialists with Child Care Aware can help families determine what help they’re eligible to receive and navigate the system. Call 1-800-446-1114 or visit Child Care Aware Northwest for more information.
Who qualifies for the preschool and Head Start Programs?Katie Rose2021-09-28T10:52:53-07:00