Center for Early Childhood Services
The Center for Early Childhood Services provides both direct service and consultation to districts in the areas of preschool and early childhood education. Major activities include the operation of preschool/child care centers in the Mead School District, supervising 16 Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs (ECEAP) for age-eligible, low-income children in Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane and Stevens counties, and providing technical support and assistance for birth to 5 early intervention programs.
To find out more information regarding Preschool/Child Care Centers and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), please click on the links below:  
Early Learning Preschool and Child Care Centers: ELC 
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program: ECEAP 
 Early childhood videos
Say it in 60
Early childhood
Litereacy Also see this award-winning video, Culture of Literacy, produced in partnership with Thrive by Five Washington. The video received the 2012 Award of Excellence in videocasting from the National School Public Relations Association. Play video
  • Spokane County P-3 Project
  • Infant & Toddler Assessment & Planning
  • Local Lead Agency for Infant & Toddler Early Intervention/Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) for Ferry, Stevens and Pend Orielle counties.
  • WaKIDS

WaKIDS Data: Sharing what works

Mark your calendars – February 2, 2015 and March 23, 2015. NEWESD 101 is hosting a pair of regional trainings for teachers and administrators on the implementation of WaKIDS. The trainings, in Spokane and Colville, will cover data analysis and program implementation.

 Clock hours (3.5) will be available and substitute costs for kindergarten teachers will be reimbursed. 

 For more information, please click on WaKIDS Data Training Flyer Feb and March 2015.pdf


WaKIDS Welcome to Kindergarten
Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child's life. To find out more, go to this video link:
Gift of Childhood Conference - Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Click here for the information and registration packet.
Eastern Washington Association for the Education of Young Children and Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (EWAEYC) presents the 28th Annual Gift of Childhood conference. Keynote speaker: Jim Gill, early childhood educator, renowned author and musician. Featured speaker: Dana Stevens, Clinical Director, Northwest Autism. Clock hours (6) and/or College Credit are available for purchase.
Questions? Contact Laurie Walsh, Conference Coordinator at (509) 768-1457 or email:

NEWESD101 complies with all federal and state regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age,veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to: ADA/Title IX Officer, Michelle Powers,509.789.3504 * Section 504 Coordinator, Mick Miller, 509.789.3538 * 4202 S.Regal Street, Spokane, WA 99223.

Last Modified on March 17, 2015