Early Childhood

Early Childhood Staff photo 2016 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 Summer Trainings 2018  

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July 24 & 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. NEWESD 101 Conference Room, 4202 S Regal Street, Spokane, WA

August 13 & 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. NEWESD 101 Conference Room, 4202 S Regal Street, Spokane, WA

A maximum of 12 clock hours for a fee of $24.00 will be available upon completion of the class.

If available, please bring a laptop or tablet and earphones/buds. Lunch will be on your own.

This training is REQUIRED for all new or previously untrained state funded full-day kindergarten teachers, and special education teachers with kindergarten students.This introductory training for teachers new to WaKIDS, we will: Discuss purpose, structure, and potential of WaKIDS.

For more information, click here for the WaKIDS Flyer

Registration is available at Go Sign Me Up in the Center for Early Childhood Services section under WaKIDS.

For more information, contact Anne Knott at (509) 789-3524

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 13 school districts and two licensed child care 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 2018-2019 School Year!

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


Save the Date for two Dinner and Dialogue sessions
October 2, 2018 and March 5, 2019
Meet, greet and network with EL Leaders from across the region

Early childhood videos

Say it in 60

60-second program overview

Early childhood

Program details (4 minutes)

Litereacy Also see this award-winning video, Culture of Literacy, produced in partnership with Thrive by Five Washington. The video received the 2012 Award of Excellence in videocasting from the National School Public Relations Association. Play video

NEWESD101 complies with all federal and state regulations and 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.