Our Registration Process
Enrollment begins in January with our current families having first choice to continue the next fall. Enrollment for new families opens February 1 on a first come, first served basis.
In order to reserve a spot for your child, a $50 non-refundable registration fee is required at enrollment. Please plan to attend an Open House, or email us with any questions, or to schedule a individual visit.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Our Preschool Programs
We operate on the Bellingham School District calendar for holidays and breaks, running September through mid-June!
BAAY Preschool tuition is calculated for the 10-month school year (September - June). Tuition may be paid in full in August, paid bi-annually, or paid monthly in 10 equal installments.
Supply fee: a non-refundable supply fee of $100 is due along with your first tuition payment by August 1.
2-Day Preschool (ages 3 - 4)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children must be toilet trained, and three by September 1.
The 2-Day Preschool Program provides a developmentally appropriate program for children ages 3 - 4 years old, with an emphasis on the arts. Our daily rhythm includes art experiences, free play in a variety of interest centers and circle times with music, movement, stories and social development.
Tuition: $2350 for the school year (may be paid as 10 equal payments of $235/month).
3-Day Preschool (ages 4 - 5)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The 3-Day Preschool Program is intended for 3.5 - 5-year-olds who are ready for longer sustained play, and have more developed social, fine motor and gross motor skills. Our daily rhythm includes art experiences, free play in a variety of interest centers and circle times with music, movement, stories and social development. The older children will be able to experience an even greater emphasis on visual arts, music, theatre arts, storytelling, dance and movement!
Tuition: $3100 for the school year (may be paid as 10 equal payments of $310/month).
Kindergarten Readiness (ages 4 - 5)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00 (as an add-on to morning 3-Day Preschool).
The Kindergarten Readiness Program is intended for 4 - 5-year-olds who will be attending Kindergarten the following year, or who are ready for an extended day. The program will focus on supporting emergent writing, reading and math skills with an emphasis on child-generated inquiry. Social development is expanded to involve more whole group activities, writing stories, large motor games etc.
Tuition: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: $3900 for the school year (may be paid as 10 payments of $390/month).
Enrollments are listed by date of registration receipt. When a preschool program fills, a waiting list is kept for families interested in our programs. There is no fee required to be placed on our waiting list.