Take our 5-minute survey to see 3 daycares that match your preferences, timeline, and what matters most to you.
Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Dept. of Children, Youth & Families, just like the big preschool centers.
For more daycare recommendations in Bellingham, take our 5-minute survey.
All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Dept. of Children, Youth & Families. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.
License # PL-8535
Licensed for 12 since 1994
License # PL-8816
Licensed for 12 since 1997
License # PL-3484
Licensed for 9 since 2003
License # PL-25782
Licensed for 8 since 2004
License # PL-19987
Licensed for 10 since 2011
License # PL-79588
Licensed for 12 since 2017
Each daycare provider designs their program based on their unique background & child care experience.
You’d be surprised just how many small-scale child care programs there are in Bellingham. to find options that work for you.
License # PL-81895
Licensed for 6 since 2021
License # PL-14953
Licensed for 8 since 1991
License # PL-2065
Licensed for 12 since 1997
License # PL-9896
Licensed for 8 since 2000
License # PL-10055
Licensed for 10 since 2002
License # PL-19010
Licensed for 12 since 2009
License # PL-79984
Licensed for 12 since 2019
License # PL-80890
Licensed for 6 since 2020
License # PL-26817
Licensed for 6 since 2010
License # PL-80059
Licensed for 6 since 2011
Get your own recommendations based on your preferences, daily routine, and what matters most to you.
Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.
Hey there, nice to meet you 👋 We’re a new-ish startup that helps new-ish parents find daycare.
We know how hard finding good child care can be - especially for first-time parents. But really good care is what gives you the peace of mind to go back to work and feel confident that your child is getting the stimulation, socialization, and support they need to learn and grow.
So we created NeighborSchools to make this piece of parenthood a whole lot easier. We say “easier” because, let’s be honest, it’s still a big thing to figure out, but working together we can help you find some good options, understand the whole process, and choose a program you’ll feel really good about.
Most first-time parents don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, so we created a simple survey that will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your daily routines, and your preferences for child care. We’ll then share 3 personalized recommendations that we think might be a good fit. We’ll also give you a timeline that maps out when we would suggest you start touring programs, choose a daycare, and pay a deposit to secure a spot. Your timeline is based on when you want to start care - so you set the pace, and you decide when you’ve found the right match.
Nope. Our daycare recommendation service is free for parents. The other half of our business is helping these small-scale daycares with software and services that handle all their administrative tasks, like online contracting, payment processing, and licensing requirements. Before NeighborSchools, services like these were only designed for large corporate child care centers, and part of our mission is to level the playing field for small, independent child care programs. That’s why we picked the name NeighborSchools - we’re all about making child care more personal, more human, and more equitable for the incredible individuals who do this work and care for our children.
Generally, if you’re here, you’re ready. The survey lets us give you 3 recommendations to consider, but it’ll also help you better understand what factors to consider, and what questions to be asking right now. It’s simple things like where you live, your child’s date of birth, when you want to start care, and if you have any preferences around program philosophy or language of instruction. If you’re planning 6+ months ahead, it’s a great way to get started, and if you’re hoping to start daycare in the next 2-4 months, it’s definitely time to get started. Click here to start the survey.
Each program has a limited number of spots for each age range, so we need to know your schedule and child’s age before we can share availability. The survey covers these basics, as well as factors like drop-off and pick-up times to make sure that recommended programs fit your daily routine. Once we know your child’s age and schedule we can share rates and costs as well.
Take the survey and get 3 daycare recommendations that fit your preferences. Takes 5 minutes and it’s 100% free for parents.