Early Childhood Services

Providing leadership, professional development, technical assistance and resources to support high quality, developmentally appropriate Early Learning experiences designed to prepare children for school and beyond.

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 Learning Opportunities 

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

ECEAP helps children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. NEWESD 101 partners with 14 school districts and three (3) licensed child care providers to provide free high-quality preschool programs throughout northeast Washington. ECEAP provides age appropriate curriculum and social development; nutritious meals and snacks; health screenings and support; family support servicesChildren may be eligible who are 3 or 4 years old and have qualifying factors. 

Now accepting applications for ECEAP 2024-2025 school year.

Click here to complete an Early Learning Interest Form 

To find out more information regarding ECEAP, please click on the logo below: 

ECEAP logo 

We are hiring!!! Apply Today! 

ECEAP Assistant Teacher - Mead School District

ECEAP Lead Teacher - Curlew School District

ECEAP Classroom Aide - Curlew School District

ECEAP Substitute Teachers - Locations in school districts :

Curlew, Davenport, Harrington, Loon Lake, Mead ELC, Northport, Orient, Reardan, Republic, and Summit Valley.  

Please view the job description on the NEWESD 101 website: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/esd101

Unite Sessions 

UNITE 2024: Early Learning Conference

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at Ferris High School, Spokane, WA

Register here: https://www.pdenroller.org/newesd101/catalog/166961

The Unite: Early Learning Conference is an in-person, one-day conference providing an opportunity for early childhood educators and administrators to connect and learn together. 

For programs serving children ages birth to age eight in Northeast Washington's seven-county region, many of whom serve in rural, low-income and/or underserved communities.

See flyer and agenda for all the details.

UNITE Sessions


NEWESD 101 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, Darren Nelson, 509.789.3538 * 4202 S. Regal Street, Spokane, WA 99223.

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