Early Head Start and Preschool 2020-21 School Year Information


  • The Opportunity Council is accepting applications for Early Head Start and Preschool for the 2020-21 school year.

    Preschool is available for children ages 3 and 4.  Classes run Tuesday through Friday, and include two home visits and two parent/teacher conferences per year.  The home visits and conferences are a great time to discuss and learn about child development, focusing on parents as children’s primary teachers, and to establish children and family goals.  This program is available at no cost to eligible families and is located in Kendall at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, located at 8251 Kendall Rd.  We also have centers located throughout Whatcom County. 

    Early Head Start is a home based program for prenatal up to the age of 3 years.  This program consists of weekly home visits that focus on parents as children’s primary teachers, establish family goals, and also provides two classroom experiences per month.  This is not a center-based program. 

    You can apply online at Opportunity Council Early Head Start or call (360) 734-8396, to have an application mailed to you. You can also apply in person at the Opportunity Council located at 1111 Cornwall Ave. Suite 200, Bellingham WA.