Updated: June 19

Child Care Aware COVID-19 Communications, Response and Referral Center tracks program closures and child care spots available on a daily basis.  If you are looking for child care in Whatcom County and need assistance please call the Child Care Aware hotline  at 1-888-446-1114 or visit their website to talk a Child Care Referral Specialist for direct referrals to local programs with vacancies.

Providing child care for those who serve our communities in health care, as first responders, and in other essential areas is of utmost importance and a high priority.  We want to do as much as possible to ensure the critical systems of health care and safety can continue to respond to the needs of our community.

Several child care centers and summer programs are available and have openings.

Some summer options for school age children include:  (If you are a community partner with summer programming and would like to be added to this list, please send us an email.)

  • The Whatcom Family YMCA is providing limited in-person child care and day camp for students entering grades 1-5. Please visit the Y’s website for more information or to register.
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County has limited summer camp opportunities for students entering grades 2-6. Please visit their website for more information or to register.