The Bellingham Business Journal
Childlife Montessori School began in 1980 in a York neighborhood rental house. Founded by Kathie Wilson, the private preschool moved locations within a year to a space at 1733 Old Samish Road, which doubled classroom capacity.
The school opened a second site in the Samish neighborhood in 1994 that was eventually taken over by the Bayside Montessori School in 2003.
Wilson’s husband, Steven, has been working with her in the classroom since 1983 and their daughter, Hannah, will be joining them as a teaching assistant next school year.