Central Lutheran Church and Kid's Central Preschool

     Central Lutheran Office
     925 North Forest St
     Bellingham, WA 98225
     Phone: 360-734-7180
     Fax: 360-734-0788

     Office Hours
     Monday -Friday
     Also By Appointment

     Timothy A. Whiteman
     Emergency Telephone
     Pastor Tim's Cell:

     Staff Contacts
     Marissa Meyrick

     Diane Ecker

     Organist/Choir Director:
     Carol Reppun

     Connie Fry

     Newsletter Editor
     Kathy Reigstad

     Kids' Central Preschool:
     Laurie Bunnell
     Claire Allen

     Shelley Bryan Wee:

     Nursery: 360-734-7180


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Central Preschool is a Christian, play based preschool that encourages children to experiment and explore their environment.  Our goal is that every child will feel successful, feel good about themselves and know that they are a precious and beloved child of God!

Kids' Central is an all-year open enrollment school, meaning children who are at least 3-years-old and potty trained are welcome to join us anytime throughout the year, space permitting.  Our facility is handicap accessible.

As a Christian family, we believe that discrimination of any kind is completely unacceptable. Kids' Central Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry or handicap.

A non-refundable, annual registration free of $50 is due at the time of registration in order to insure your child's place in the program.  Tuition is due the first week of every month.  Our school year runs from mid-September to Memorial Day weekend in May.

We welcome scheduled visits/tours of the school anytime and encourage you to come see the space and meet our staff or call anytime with questions.

Give us a call today!

About Our Teachers...


Greetings! My name is Laurie Bunnell and I would like to introduce myself as the Program Director and Lead Teacher for Kids' Central Preschool at Central Lutheran Church.  It is a great honor to participate in one of your child's first school experiences.  I am passionate about creating a safe, fun, loving, faith based classroom for your children that will nurture a life-long love of learning.  

I grew up in Santa Barbara, CA where I loved school, choir, and hanging out with my friends. I attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA where I received a BS in Organizational Management. After that I got married, had 2 kids, and lived in the S.F Bay Area, Seattle and Berkeley, before we moved to Bellingham 16 years ago.  I have spent the years here taking care of my family and running my own real estate staging business (If you want to sell it, Stage-it!).

When my youngest went off to College I reconnected with what I love to do, which is loving and teaching children.  I have received my AA in Early Childhood Development from Whatcom Community College and I am thrilled continue my journey here as part of the KCP family.

Call or email to schedule a tour today!  I look forward to meeting you.


Laurie Bunnell

Lead Teacher


Claire Allen earned her bachelor's degree in Music Education from Whitworth University. She has also studied Orff music and has her training in Kindermusic.

Claire has mostly taught music over the years but has also taught PE at a Montessori school and English in Italy. She taught music to preschool and elementary aged children at a language school where kids learned songs in multiple languages. She's also worked with older elementary and High School students in Oklahoma City, where she taught clarinet and flute at an after school music program. She gathered kids and loved singing, dancing, and creating together at group classes at her home last summer. She is the mom to to wonderful boys and loves living life together with them and her husband, Scott. Claire is thrilled that she gets to work with Laurie and get to know the children and families of Kids' Central!


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