"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."
Whatcom Center for Early Learning(WCEL) is a non-profit agency that is close to my heart as a mother of two. They provide early intervention services for infants and toddlers with special needs to help them reach their highest potential. I hope you take a look at their programs and make a difference in someone's life. I not only contribute to WCEL by being an advocate, donating a portion of my earnings but also help with their fundraising.
At WCEL, parents choose the services that fit their child and family needs. Some families come to our "Big Blue House" every week to explore and learn in our therapeutic parent-child playgroups. In nice weather, playgroups are held outside in WCEL’s nationally-recognized outdoor play area designed by Rusty Keeler.
Because children learn best in a familiar environment, therapy sessions for speech and/or physical development often take place at home visits. Staff also provides sessions at childcare centers or other natural environment locations. Children of all abilities learn together in our Sensational Toddlers Program hosted by the Bellingham Parks & Recreation Department and the Ferndale Toddler Time programs at the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club.
Parents have the opportunity to meet other parents with WCEL's Family Resource Coordinators at their support monthly meetings to discuss current topics, learn about resources available to them, and/or just to have some time to relax and meet a "new friend."