firs & fiddleheads

forest school


Outdoor Classroom
Preschool Registration
For NEW Preschoolers :

Online Registration

Printable Registration

For RETURNING preschoolers :

Registration Form (download & print)

Send completed forms to:

The Firs ASA
4605 Cable Street
Bellingham, WA 98229

More Information:

Handbook / Preschool Policies

For more registration info, email our registrar, Hannah Halstead at or call 360-306-3101.

To schedule a tour, email:

Preschool 2023–2024

Firs & Fiddleheads offers Outdoor Preschool from September through June for children ages 3-5 years old and potty-trained.

Classes offered include morning only (Fawn class) or morning/afternoon (Fiddlehead class). Both Fawn and Fiddlehead classes have 2, 3 or 5-day options. All of our teachings are based in faith and play, with our morning session heavily focused on ever-changing child-led topics. Our afternoon session includes lunch, a quiet/rest time, and forest exploration. We highly recommend the morning/afternoon combo for parents looking to acclimatize their children to all-day school before heading to a more traditional classroom setting.

Because our preschool is located in a setting with no walls, we keep a very low ratio of 1 staff member to every 6 kids.

The preschool calendar will loosely follow the Bellingham School District Calendar for holidays and school closures; see our School Calendar for our accurate school year schedule.

Days, Hours and Cost


Monday – Friday


Morning Only:

2 Day Option: Tues/Thurs | 8 am–12 pm | $324/month

3 Day Option: Mon/Wed/Fri | 8 am–12 pm | $468/month

5 Day Option: Mon – Friday | 8 am–12 pm | $720/month

Morning & Afternoon:

2 Day Option: Tues/Thurs | 8 am–4 pm | $599/month

3 Day Option: Mon/Wed/Fri | 8 am–4 pm | $816/month

5 Day Option: Mon – Friday | 8 am–4 pm | $1,227/month

Please email for the most current rates.

Online Payments

Once your registration has been accepted, you may make online payments here.


We deeply care about the health and wellness of everyone, and to assure we are taking necessary precautions, the following procedures are in place…


Each morning parents will do a Health Screening via The Procare App, which can be downloaded once students are enrolled in the program. Firs and Fiddleheads will follow CDC guidelines for Outdoor children programming.

Hand Washing

Adults and children wash and sanitize hands upon arrival and throughout the day

Facility & Equipment Sanitizing

Our dedicated staff is putting extensive effort into sanitizing and disinfecting our center, all touchable surfaces and toys each night.

Space for Small Groups

Space for small group sizes and lots of time to grow, learn and discover among our towering Fir Trees and Fern gardens. 

Other Programs

Register for Fircreek!

Summer Day Camp adventures for school age children. More Information

Awesome Summer Adventure!

DCYF approved subsidies– school age children. More Information

Firs & Fiddleheads

Information about enrolling your preschooler HERE