KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Bellingham School District is expanding the number of available seats for preschool students thanks to an expanded partnership with the Opportunity Council.
Kristi Dominguez, the Early Childhood Education Coordinator at Bellingham Schools, says preschool is no longer being handled separately from K-12 education.
She says preschool helps kids prepare for kindergarten and future academic success.
The Opportunity Council started three head start classes at Bellingham schools last school year.
The expanded partnership with the school district means 18 additional local families will get to send their kids to preschool.
Funding for the classes comes from the federal Head Start program, the state’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, and the school district.
Families interested in enrolling their kids in preschool can contact the Bellingham School District.