WECU® Nonprofit Spotlight

Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center

Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center (BCLC) provides early childhood education and childcare to children and infants throughout Whatcom County. Services are provided on an income-based sliding scale. A licensed and accredited center, BCLC is committed to providing every child a great start in life, no matter their family's income. BCLC cares daily for 72 children between 1 month and 5 years of age and reserves over half of their space for families in need of financial assistance. Providing quality, accessible and affordable childcare is essential to the success of families today and has remained the mission of BCLC since its founding in 1968.

BCLC believes 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.

Don't miss BCLC's "Art Uncorked," a wine and art event on September 21 from 5:30 to 8:00pm, at Windows on the Bay. The night will include live music, a silent auction including offerings from local artists and BCLC children, hors d'oeuvres, and wine! Tickets are $40 and include drinks and a raffle ticket. All proceeds benefit the children served by BCLC. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our website or call 676-0950.