Expanding Early Childhood Opportunities

Expanding Early Childhood Opportunities

Investing early in our children is among the most important investments a community can make.

  • For the last few years, the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation has partnered with the district to help support Promise K.  This important program is closing critical early educational opportunity gaps for children who don’t qualify for free preschool or their families can not afford outside quality learning experiences.  Promise K is an innovative approach by providing students and their families a jumpstart on Kindergarten to ensure they are prepared for success on day 1.
  • BPSF provides support for young teen parents and their babies enrolled in the GRADS program. GRADS programs provide opportunities for pregnant and parenting teens to earn high school diplomas, learn how to be great parents and prepare for careers or college and important financial literacy skills.