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BCLC has changed our hours they are now 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Thank you for your understanding! The Parent Handbook is now updated! Please check it out under the parent tab!

Welcome to Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center

In partnership with the community, the Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center, a non-profit corporation, provides high quality, affordable childcare to families of all income levels, assisting low-income families to become self sufficient. Our well qualified, nurturing staff offers a developmentally appropriate and safe learning environment for young children. Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center is a licensed, private non-profit 501 (c) (3) agency, dedicated to providing affordable care of the highest quality for young children while their parents work or receive training for work.


We believe that:

All children deserve quality early learning.

Relationships with caring parents and caregivers are key.

Children learn best when they feel safe, loved, and secure.

Operating on a sliding fee scale, BCLC serves 72 children daily, ages 1 month to 5 years. Developmentally appropriate practices guide our curriculum, with an emphasis on creativity, choice, growing independence, cooperation, and friendship. In addition, building relationships between adults (staff, parents, community) for the benefit of families is a critical component.


  • BCLC accepts children who are supported by subsidies from the State of Washington.
  • BCLC Relies on contributions and grants to balance our operating budget and maintain affordable fees for families.
To Children:
  • Individualized learning experiences
  • Rich Social experiences
  • Developmental and health screenings
  • Nutritious meals
  • Atmosphere which celebrates diversity
  • Services to meet the special needs of children with disabilities
To Families:
  • Direct Involvement in their child’s education
  • Parent education through newsletters, handouts, resource library, and family nights
  • Information and referral to community agencies
  • Involvement in the operation and evaluation of the program
To The Community:
  • Parents are able to continue their education and / or be working, productive members of our society
NAYEC Accredidation

The Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center (BCLC) is a licensed, NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited childcare and early learning center.

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Help support Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center

You can help support Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center while shopping with other stores! Click on the links below for Haggen’s and Fred Meyer’s to link your rewards card with us! You still receive your benefits from having their rewards cards and allow BCLC to earn contributions based on your everyday shopping choices! (If you have already signed up with Haggen’s they require customers to choose their school yearly, so please make sure you check your account!)

Thank you from all of us at BCLC for your support!