Center for Early Childhood Services
The Center for Early Childhood Services is committed to increasing academic, social-emotional, physical and problem-solving competence in young children through family support and experiential early learning environments, which build on individual strengths and honor respectful relationships.
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) provides children with a high quality preschool classroom experience, in addition to comprehensive services for the child. In partnership with 13 school districts and two licensed child care providers, the Center for Early Childhood provides ECEAP services throughout the region. Sites are located in Adams, Lincoln, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, as well as the Mead School District in north Spokane County.
We are accepting Applications for ECEAP Preschools for the 2016-2017 School Year!
To find out more information regarding ECEAP, please click on the logo below:
To get started, complete the ECEAP Prescreening form online http://www.esd101.net/eceap-prescreen
and an ECEAP staff member will contact you soon to complete the application process. We will begin the application process for the 2017-2018 school year in April 2017. Please check back for the most current information and Prescreening Form.
Save the Dates:
Starting Strong Conference will be held at the Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park, 303 W North River Drive, Spokane, WA.
To build strong connections among Prenatal to 3rd Grade educators and leaders as we work to eliminate the opportunity gap in the State of Washington.
Goals of the Starting Strong P-3rd Grade Institute
- Increase connections between early learning and K-12 professionals
- Increase rigorous, developmentally appropriate practices in Prenatal-3rd Grade learning environments
- Learn about Washington's early learning priorities, initiatives, and promising practices
- Support educators in leading change
Summer Institute: August 15-16, 2017 at West Valley High School
Early Childhood offerings will be available. Please check back for more information.
Early childhood videos
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
- 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 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: http://www.k12.wa.us/WaKIDS/default.aspx
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.