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.

STEM in Early Learning Classrooms 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NEWESD 101 Talbott Event Center, 4202 S Regal Street, Spokane, WA.

STEM Workshop with Kate Hellenthal
This one day workshop is for prekindergarten through first grade teachers and will consist of four sessions focused on implementing and enhancing STEM instruction in the early learning classroom. 
Cost: $50 (lunch on your own)
STARS Credit Available
STEM Clock Hours Available

To Register: go to
Login or create a profile. Click on Center for Early Childhood Services. Click Early Learning, then choose STEM in the Early Learning Classroom. 

For more information, contact Rachel Eifler (509) 789-3522 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 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 2019-2020 School Year!

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


Growing Kindergarten Conference
June 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. & June 20, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Northwood Middle School
, 12908 N Pittsburg Street, Spokane, WA 99208
Cost: $125 by March 31 then $150 after April 1

Growing K is a conference dedicated to all things kindergarten. This conference is an opportunity for kindergarten teachers from around the region to network and learn together. Much happens during the kindergarten year that makes it special, including welcoming families into the K-12 system, facilitating student success in a developmentally appropriate, standards-based environment, and forging "school readiness" partnerships with the early learning community.

This day and a half conference will feature a keynote message from Kristi Dominguez from Bellingham School District about the importance of play in early learning classrooms. Participants will engage in breakout sessions related to kindergarten readiness, WaKIDS, special education, family engagement, and social emotional learning. Day two will be a day dedicated to early STEM with four STEM clock hours available. Lunch will be served both days.

For more information, contact Rachel Eifler (509) 789-3522 or

To Register: go to
Login or create a profile. Click on Center for Early Childhood Services. Click Full Day Kindergarten, then choose Growing Kindergarten. 

WaKIDS: What's Next? 

For more information, contact Rachel Eifler (509) 789-3522 or

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.