Lichen Early Learning

A nature preschool for 3-5 year olds in Bellingham, WA

Our purpose is to cultivate an environment where children, families, and community are celebrated and valued through a holistic, nature based learning experience.

In this work, we value…


We believe that the root of our work is building meaningful, reciprocal, and collaborative relationships with our students, their families, our teaching team, the wider Salish Sea community, and the natural world.


We believe that culturally relevant, anti-racist, and anti-bias work is essential as early childhood educators and individuals. As an organization, we recognize that we are only at the beginning of this continual learning and unlearning process. We welcome feedback as we attempt to create a truly welcoming, safe, and inclusive space for all children and families.


We believe that each child deserves and thrives in an environment where they feel safe and joyful. We believe in centering joy through play, exploration, laughter, curiosity, wonder, and a love of learning.

We are fully enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year!