ECEAP Location Sites and Programs

In partnership with 13 school districts and 3 licensed child care centers, the Center for Early Childhood provides ECEAP services throughout eastern Washington. 
ECEAP sites are located in the following counties and school districts: ECEAP Site Location Map

Site Name

Program Type

Phone Number



Part-Day or Full-Day

(509) 779-4931

Betty Rathbun or Julie Thornton



(509) 725-4006

Klarissa Shafer

Green Gable Children’s Learning Center North (serving the Mead School District)

Part-Day A.M., Part-Day P.M. or Extended-Day

(509) 842-0465

April Flett

Green Gable Children’s Learning Center South


(509) 842-0465

April Flett



(509) 253-4331 x120

 Susan Larmer or Carrie Halme



(509) 677-3481 x408

Laurinda Ritz

Loon Lake


(509) 233-2212

Kristi Eddy

Mead Early Learning Center at Midway Elementary

Part-Day A.M., Part-Day P.M. or Full-Day

(509) 847-9779 or 465-6719

Shari Dezihan or Laura Ring



(509) 732-4251 ext.192

Tomi Stark


Part-Day or Full-Day

 (509) 995-2002

Deanna Wagner


Part-Day A.M., Part-Day P.M. or Full-Day

(509) 775-3327 ext.130

Betty Rathbun or Josie Larsen



(509) 659-5106

Kelsey Knodel

Selkirk (serving Metaline, Metaline Falls and Ione) **


(509) 446-4225

Kristal Reed

Spokane Tribe of Indians TANF Center


(509) 533-1360 ext.1437

April Carson

Summit Valley (serving Addy)


(509) 935-6362

Roni Johnson

**Selkirk will not have ECEAP preschool during the 2019-20 school year

ECEAP Program Options
Not all sites operate each program option. Some sites may operate a combination of part-day and full-day classes. The ELMS data system will determine eligibility for program options based on parent work, education or training hours and activities.
Part-Day program options are usually between 3 to 4 hours per class session with classes meeting 3 to 4 days per week (depending on location). Classes operate during the regular school year (September-May or June).
School-Day programs options are usually between 5.5 to 6.5 hours per class with classes meeting 4 to 5 days per week (Monday-Friday). Classes operate during the regular school year (September-June). This model is intended for families who do not need full-time child care (for example: working part-time, in job training/search/education, and/or other family situations that do not require full-time child care).
Working-Day/Year programs options are open about 10 hours per day, 5 days per week, 12 months per year. This model provides children with comprehensive preschool services integrated with full-time child care in one setting, with ECEAP requirements met for all hours of care. This model is intended for families that are working/training/education full-time and need full-time child care (two parents need combination of at least 55 hours per week/single parent needs at least 25 hours per week). At this time, this program type is only available at the Green Gable North location for families who live within the Mead School District.
Click here to view the ECEAP Eligibility & Enrollment page.
If you do not live in one of the areas listed above, but live in Spokane County, there are other Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start options available through the Community Colleges of Spokane. Call their main number (509) 533-4800 or go to their website for more information.