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.

Apply today for a Working Families Tax Credit 


Who is eligible for a tax credit? Individuals and families are eligible if they meet all of the following requirements: • Lived in Washington a minimum of 183 days. • Are at least 25 and under 65 years of age OR have a qualifying child in 2022. • Filed a 2022 federal tax return with a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). • Eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit on their 2022 tax return. – Go to to learn more. • Meet the income requirements (see table). How much will individuals and families get back? It depends on the number of qualifying children and income level. See table for estimates based on the 2022 income eligibility thresholds.

Early Learning Opportunities 

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

ECEAP helps children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. NEWESD 101 partners with 12 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 services. Children may be eligible who are 3 or 4 years old and have qualifying factors. 

Now accepting applications for ECEAP 2023-2024 school year.

Click here to complete an Early Learning Interest Form

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


We are hiring!!! Apply Today! 

Early Childhood Licensed Mental Health Clinician

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

Free books to children now in all 30 Washington Counties!

Dolly Parton's 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.

In partnership with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), a 50% funding match is provided to all Washington affiliates to support monthly enrollment and book costs. Superintendent Chris Reykdal states, "Early literacy is incredibly important for children's development. By providing books to all children at no cost to families, the Imagination Library is removing barriers and setting up children for success in school and beyond. I am grateful to have the opportunity to support this critical program for our young learners."

Spokane County United Way is so proud to be the regional affiliate for the Imagination Library bringing books to local children. 

To register go to:

If you do not live within Spokane County, you can still sign up! You can find out if there is The Imagination Library where you live by visiting:

The Imagination Library and United Way logo

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

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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