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 15 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 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 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:
WaKIDS Trainings: Please see flyer for dates, times, location and how to register. 
Starting Strong, the 6th Annual P-3 Institute 2014
Save the date: August 4, 5 and 6, 2014 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA.
Full-day Kindergarten Institute - Monday, August 4 - OSPI and partners are hosting a one-day, Full-day Kindergarten Institute that will provide valuable information to kindergarten teachers, elementary school principals, and school district staff on how to structure classroom environments and use what we currently know about child development to provide developmentally appropriate practices in full-day kindergarten classrooms.
Starting Strong Conference - Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6 - ESD 123 and partners are hosting this two-day conference featuring keynote speakers and numerous breakout sessions focused on P-3 alignment and implementation including WaKIDS, the Early Learning Guidelines and Common Core, Community Collaboration and much more!

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

Last Modified on July 11, 2014