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:
2016-2017 Applications Now Available!
Early Learning Fellows
Core focus this year: Early Numeracy (click for informational postcard)
What is an Early Learning Fellow?
In partnership with other ESD Early Learning Fellows and OSPI, your role is to support a cadre of teacher leaders in your program/district to deepen core understandings of engaging instructional practices and leadership strategies for P-3 professional development.
How do I apply?
Applications are due May 27th. Notifications will be sent June 10th.
Questions: Rachel Eifler, firstname.lastname@example.org 509/789-3522
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
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