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.

WaKIDS 101 Training - Mid-Year
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

NEWESD 101, Talbott Event Center, 4202 S Regal Street, Spokane, WA
(lunch on your own)
*6 Clock Hours are available to purchase at an additional cost after attending training.

This training is REQUIRED for all new or previously untrained state funded full-day kindergarten teachers whose schools will be implementing WaKIDS in the fall of 2019. In this introductory training for teachers new to WaKIDS we will discuss the purpose structure and potential of WaKIDS.
     1) Develop the skills necessary to successfully implement all three WaKIDS components.
     2) Gain a better understanding of how formative assessment is foundational to effective instruction and learn practical strategies for collecting using and sharing evidence.
     3) Become familiar with features that help make assessment invisible in the classroom and how to make it possible to individualize instruction.
     4) Have the opportunity to practice using GOLD to plan teach assess and analyze data to inform educational decisions.
     5) With the completion of their GOLD Interrater Reliability Certification gain assessment tool confidence in scoring accuracy and fidelity with the tool.

To register, go to:

If you have questions about the training, contact Sandra Szambelan at (509) 456-7086 or email

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 11 school districts and five licensed child care or tribal 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 2019-2020 School Year!

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



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, Mick Miller, 509.789.3538 * 4202 S.Regal Street, Spokane, WA 99223.