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) provides children with a high-quality 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.

We are accepting ECEAP Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year!

CLICK HERE to complete an application request to have an application either mailed or emailed to you directly.

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


We are looking for ECEAP Assistant Teachers in the Mead and Davenport School Districts

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in supporting the Mead Early Learning Center or the Davenport ECEAP preschool classrooms, please view the job description on the NEWESD 101 website:

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.