Kids' Central Preschool

Kids' Central Preschool is an affordable Christian Preschool in downtown Bellingham, WA with an emphasis on quality education, faith, and diversity.

Operating as usual

[05/28/21]   And that’s a wrap!!
We finished our year strong with in-person learning all year long with no Covid exposures or closures. Thank you to our amazing families for making this year great!

[05/26/21]   Just in time! Four out of five of our Painted Lady Butterflies have emerged... Fly! Be free! πŸ¦‹πŸ’›πŸ¦‹πŸ’›

Photos from Kids' Central Preschool's post 04/27/2021

Doing the best we can with the letter β€œX”.
Hey alphabet- why do you need to get so tricky right at the end of the school year!?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Photos from Kids' Central Preschool's post 03/17/2021

Happy St β€œPatterns” Day! πŸ˜†
The KCP kiddos are rocking their pattern work!
Registration is open for Fall πŸ’›πŸπŸ‚πŸ’›
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P is for: Problem solving, Practice and Playing with Puzzles!
Contact Miss Laurie: [email protected]

P is for: Problem solving, Practice and Playing with Puzzles!
Contact Miss Laurie: [email protected]

Photos from Kids' Central Preschool's post 02/16/2021

Researchers suggest that play is a central ingredient in learning...
That is why play is the central ingredient at KCP

Timeline Photos 02/13/2021

Registration is happening for Bellingham's best kept preschool secret!
Contact Miss Laurie for a "masked" tour today! 360-734-7180

Registration is happening for Bellingham's best kept preschool secret!
Contact Miss Laurie for a "masked" tour today! 360-734-7180


Kids' Central Preschool is VOTING!
You should too! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‰

Kids' Central Preschool is VOTING!
You should too! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‰

[09/18/20]   Just finished teaching the first full week of
Kids’ Central Preschool
(Covid edition)
FACT: Preschoolers are the best! 😍

[09/08/20]   Two more sleeps...
(can't wait for school to start!)


Come support us on Saturday!
(Social Distance and Masks please!)

[08/19/20]   πŸŽ‰ First day of school is September 9 πŸŽ‰

πŸ‘‰ Only a few spots are still available - contact us today!

[08/12/20]   KCP is currently registering 3-5 year olds for Preschool. We have lowered our teacher/student ratio to an amazing 1:5 with a maximum of 10 students per day in our expansive, well ventilated space. Message me to set up a tour and to hear about our updated health and safety standards.


Kids' Central Preschool's cover photo 06/04/2020

CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism

This looks like something worth checking out... As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and Sesame Street are refocusing their second town hall to address racism.


So many fun things happening at our KCP Morning Circle... here are just a few!


Here is one way to use the plastic eggs you may have in your house!
Pour out some washable paints into a bowl. Then have your little one take the top of the Easter egg and dip it into the paint. Holding it by the top have them stamp the open end into the paint then stamp it on the paper. There is no limit to the designs that they might come up with! 04/08/2020

Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting Craft for Kids - Crafty Morning

Hey everyone! Here is a fun and easy craft I was hoping to do at school! If you have paint, clothes pins, pom poms or cotton you are good to go! I found this on pinterest @ crafty morning!

Have fun! And... hot tip... just use ONE clothes pin! Then they will need to squeeze it every time to pick up a new pom pom to paint with - it's really good for their fine motor muscle development! Make awesome Easter egg prints using pom poms, clothespins and paint! 03/30/2020

How to Make Paper Strip Rainbows | Construction Paper Rainbows

Here is another quick and easy (read "rewarding") rainbow craft I found at "one little project" you can do at home. I will be demonstrating this at circle time on Tuesday... Hope you enjoy it! These paper strip rainbows are SO CUTE and they're really easy to make! Such a great construction paper craft and a fun craft for springtime (or any time!). 03/25/2020

Cardboard Rainbow Collage

Yesterday during our "Circle Time" we talked about rainbows! Who doesn't love a rainbow? Here is a project from "" to make rainbow collages! The base could either be cardboard, or maybe even the paper from a paper grocery sack. Find art supplies and "do-dads" around your home and make a beautiful collage!β˜€οΈ+🌧= 🌈 I've been wanting to post this project for a year. This rainbow collage invitation was presented to my art camp kids one year ago today, which just happened to be the same day as the Pulse night


Happy Monday everyone! Here is another activity you can do with your kiddos! Write out numbers 1-6 randomly on a page, have your child roll a dice and then find the matching number. Mark out with a dot marker, or crayon! Check this out on 03/19/2020

St. Patrick's Day Play Dough Alphabet Mats for Letter Learning

Activity for Thursday- Play Dough Literacy Mats!

First... WHY play-dough...

1) Play Dough is a fantastic way to strengthen fine motor skills, which makes this a fabulous prewriting activity!

2) Play dough can be calming and stress relieving.

3) Play dough is an excellent activity to encourage the development of hand-eye coordination.

4) Play dough is a fun sensory play activity.

5) Play dough can increase creativity and imagination.

6) The ABC play dough mats will help with teaching or practicing letter recognition and letter formation.

7) The ABC play dough mats are a fun way to introduce beginning sounds (can you think up words for each letter?)

Now that you have that play dough made, here is a link for printing out a set of Alphabet literacy mats. The trick is, once you print them, slip them into "page protectors" so that you can use them again and again. If you don't have page protectors you may try placing them on a flat piece of cardboard or the back side of a baking tray (?) and wrapping it with saran wrap... If you have another creative way to make the pages last let us know!

***SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE LINK TO THE LARGE BLUE RECTANGLE THAT SAYS "DOWNLOAD HERE"*** These St. Patrick's Day Play Dough Alphabet Mats are so much fun! Print out the alphabet play dough mats to add to your St. Patrick's Day literacy centers in Pre-K or Kindergarten this March!

[03/18/20]   ACTIVITY FOR TODAY... Make your family a batch of homemade play-dough! We do this in the classroom once a month and the children love helping to make it. Here are some of our favorite recipes...

Traditional Dough:
2 cups Flour
1 cup Salt
4 tsp Alum (or cream of Tartar)
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cups water (add slowly so it doesn't get too "wet")
Food coloring (gel works best - but any will do)

Kool-Aid Dough:
3 cups Flour
1/2 cup Salt
1 Tablespoon Alum (or Tartar)
2 pkgs unsweetened Kool-aid

2 Cups boiling water
3 Tablesppons oil
Add to dry ingredients... (spoon while hot, then hands to mix)

Also - go to the internet... all the no cook recipes are some combination of the above ingredients.
THIS IS A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT! If it is too sticky or too dry keep messing with it until you like it. These are great lessons in "Mistakes are our friends and our teachers" Keep at it and you will land on something great!


[03/16/20]   Preschool will be suspended at least through Spring Break (4/12)
We will miss you! 😒


Kids' Central Preschool Registration Packets are now available for the 2020/2021 School year.

KCP is a high quality Christian preschool serving children ages 3 to 5 (potty trained) in a blended half day program. Open from 9am - 12pm Monday through Thursday, our school offers families a flexible schedule of 2, 3 or 4 days per week - whatever works best for them.

Contact us and schedule a visit to see our wonderful space and meet our teachers.



Tomorrow is the day! Help support our school... eat at MOD anytime tomorrow and mention Kids’ Cental Preschool when you pay. THANK YOU πŸ’›

[02/12/20]   EAT AT MOD PIZZA
Monday Feb. 17
Mention KCP at checkout and we will get 20%

[01/16/20]   What did you do on your snow day? Post pics here of your adventures!

[01/16/20]   Snow Day (again)
Thursday January 16th...
See you all next week! (T/W/Th)


So proud of the amazing art your sweeties made you for Christmas! "Acrylic Pour" was a big hit!


Monday Dec 16th
Kids' Central Preschool
(Share this post with ALL your friends! πŸ§‘πŸ’š because who doesn't like pizza???)


Thank you to Central Lutheran Church and everyone who made our KCP Christmas presentation a success!
Merry Christmas everyone!


Shop at Launching Success December 8-14 and 10% of your purchase will go to help our school. Just make sure to mention KCP! This is a great time to pick up a high quality educational gift for your child and help our school at the same time!
(Make sure the grandparents - friends & neighbors know too!) πŸ˜€


Grandma Tammy will be joining us once a month... October was her first visit and she was a HUGE HIT! Thank you Grandma Tammy... story time was amazing! πŸ₯°


We have been talking a lot about our feelings at school... as your children were identifying how they feel... almost every child picked happy or loved! Good job everyone! 😍





925 N.Forest
Bellingham, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
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