Center for 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.

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)

ECEAP provides eligible children with a high-quality FREE Preschool classroom experience, in addition to comprehensive services for the child. In partnership with 12 school districts and three licensed child care or tribal providers, the Center for Early Childhood provides ECEAP services throughout the region. Sites are located in Adams, Lincoln, Ferry, and Stevens counties, as well as the Mead School District in north Spokane County, Green Gable on the South Hill in Spokane, and the Spokane Tribal TANF center. 

We are accepting ECEAP Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year!

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


We are hiring!!! Apply Today! 

ECEAP Substitute Teachers - Locations : Curlew, Davenport, Harrington, Loon Lake, Mead ELC, Northport, Orient, Reardan, Republic, and Summit Valley. 

Please view the job description on the NEWESD 101 website:

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library a partnership with Spokane County United Way

Spokane County United Way is the regional affiliate for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The Imagination Library reaches children from birth to age five with FREE, age-appropriate books and supplementary learning activities each month. Through the Imagination Library, children receive their own books mailed directly to them at home.

The Imagination Library is available, for free, to every family in Spokane County with children under five years of age. 

To register go to:

Newly hired kindergarten teachers are required to sign-up for training through the OSPI website
WaKIDS is an observational assessment used in kindergarten to begin to understand what children know and where they may need support from educators.

WaKids support at OSPI: Yoona Park (360) 791-0116

Parents: be sure to look at the Child Tax Credit Toolkit and email from Senator Patty Murray's office. 

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.

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