Early Learning Centers
Preschool and Childcare
 
Operated in cooperation between NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 and the Mead School District.

Evergreen Elementary * Farwell Elementary * Shiloh Hills at Brentwood Elementary 
 
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NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 (NEWESD 101), in cooperation with the Mead School District, is committed to providing developmentally appropriate programs for children which are both age appropriate and individually appropriate. Our programs are integrated, which means they are open to children with disabilities as well as typically developing children. Our centers also offer ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) preschool for age eligible, low income children and their families.
 
Click here to view or print the Early Learning Center Brochure: ELC Brochure 2014-15
 
If you are interested in the 2014-15 school years, please fill out this online interest survey: http://www.esd101.net/elc-interest
 
Everyone, regardless of funding source, will need to fill out a full ELC Registration Form available to print by clicking here: ELC Registration Form
 
To see if you reside in the Mead School District and which Elementary school is your home school, see the Mead School District Elementary Boundaries Map here: http://www.mead354.org/ourpages/auto/2014/6/11/47764762/Elementary%20Boundary%20Map.pdf

Registration Form and Fee
If you are interested in the ELC programs, you can fill out the online survey above, send in the interest form on our brochure, or print and send in the Registration Form above. Registration Forms will be accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis. Until we receive the registration form and fee, you will be placed on a wait list.

If paying privately, please include an annual 
$50 non-refundable registration fee (per child) to hold your spot.
 
If you are applying for DSHS (Working Connections), contact DSHS directley (information below) let them know there is a $50 registration fee and they might pay the fee, however, enrollment is not complete until written confirmation is received by DSHS with an authorization number issued to NEWESD 101. Please fill out our interest form or registration form so that we know how to contact you once we receive approval from DSHS.
 
Registration materials (form and fee) should be mailed to:
NorthEast Washington ESD 101
Center for Early Childhood Services
4202 S Regal St.
Spokane, WA 99223
 
Enrollment
Enrollment is open to families and employees who reside within the Mead School District. Programs accept children who are three through six years old (through kindergarten). There are approximately 180 scheduled days (142 at Shiloh Hills) of operation based on Mead School District's calendar and may be subject to change. School starts in September and runs into June.
 
School Year 2014-15 Calendar: ELC Calendar 2014-15
 
Early Learning Center Locations:
 
Evergreen
Early Learning Center
Evergreen Elementary
215 W Eddy Rd
Spokane, WA 99208
(509) 465-6457
Farwell
Early Learning Center
Farwell Elementary
13005 N Crestline
Spokane, WA 99208
(509) 465-6542
Shiloh Hills
Early Learning Center
NO WEDNESDAYS
Brentwood Elementary
406 W Regina Ave
Spokane, WA 99218
(509) 465-6245
 
Tuition Rates and Hours:
 
Evergreen & Farwell Early Learning Centers
5 days per week programs, Monday-Friday (180 school days per year) includes wrap-around child care.
A.M. Half Day Preschool/Child Care
6:45 to 11:45 a.m.
$486.00 per month
P.M. Half Day Preschool/Child Care
12:45 to 6:00 p.m.
$510.30 per month
Full Day Preschool/Child Care
6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
$996.30 per month
Half Day Kindergarten Care
6:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. or
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
$583.20 per month
Before & After Kindergarten Care
6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(excluded kindergarten time)
$753.30 per month

Shiloh Hills Early Learning Center at Brentwood Elementary
4 days per week program, Monday-Friday except WEDNESDAYS. (142 school days per year). 
Half Day Preschool/Child Care
9:15 to 11:45 a.m. or
12:45 to 3:15 p.m.
$243.00 per month
Full Day Preschool/Child Care
9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
$486.00 per month
 
Payment/Funding Options:
Private Pay: Due to state constitutional prohibitions regarding the extension of credit to private parties, payment for services is due in advance on a monthly basis. Invoices will be dated and mailed around the 15th of each month with payments due on the 1st of the following month. Payments can be made over the phone with a Visa or Master Card by calling (509) 456-7086.
 
DSHS (Working Connections): Please contact DSHS directly at 1-877-501-2233. Your enrollment will not be complete until written confirmation is received from DSHS. Please fill out the interest form survey so we know your contact information. We will notify you upon receipt of confirmation. Provider Numbers: Evergreen 140469; Farwell 827604; Shiloh Hills 140710
 
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP): Registration fee and tuition will be paid by ECEAP. The child must meet the age requirement and the family's income must meet federal poverty guidelines. A separate Prescreening Form is available on our ECEAP page or by visiting the school site. Enrollment is not complete until the ECEAP application is filled out and income is verified by NEWESD 101 staff.
 
Mead Special Services: Registration fee and tuition will be paid by Mead Special Services. Placement is done though the Mead Special Services evaluation. Please contact the Mead Special Services department at (509) 465-7683 to schedule an evaluation.
 
Teachers
Our qualified teachers have successful experience working with parents and young children and have credentials in early childhood education. They participate in ongoing professional development, including training hours required by the Washington State Training and Registry System (STARS) for childcare center teachers.
 
Activities
Research based, early childhood curriculum includes:
  • Early language and literacy development
  • Cognitive development
  • Fine and large motor development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Community guests
  • Individual and small group hands-on learning centers
  • Outdoor activities
Philosophy
Our centers have been developed based on the beliefs that:
  • Young children learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, other children and materials in a stimulating but ordered environment
  • Children have individual patterns of growth and learning styles. Therefore, the physical environment includes activities, materials and equipment that support a wide range of choices to aid in the development of autonomy and independence
  • Program goals meet the needs of the whole child; physical, emotional, intellectual and social
  • Learning activities are concrete, individualized and relevant to their lives
  • Children learn in a child-centered environment, which fosters positive self-esteem
Questions? Please contact Linda Lucas, Secretary to the Center for Early Childhood Services at (509) 456-7086 or llucas@esd101.net
 
 
The Department of Early Learning funds the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) program at our sites.
ECEAP
 
Last Modified on September 5, 2014