Child Care Services
The Spokane Tribal TANF Program offers licensed child care centers at both locations. The TANF Children’s Center is licensed to provide care for up to 38 children at 232 E. Lyons Avenue, Spokane, Washington, 99208; located inside the Spokane TANF building. The Children’s Center (ECEAP Classroom) provides child care services for children aged 6 weeks thru 6 years old. The Pauline Stearns Early Learning Center is licensed to provide care for up to 56 children; they are located at 6195-B Ford-Wellpinit Rd, Wellpinit, WA, 99040 directly behind the Spokane Tribal Administration Building. The Pauline Stearns ELC provides child care services for children aged one month thru six years. More information for each location is listed below.
Both programs are currently enrolled with Early Achievers. Early Achievers is Washington State’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for early learning facilities which operates under federal grant money in conjunction with the nation’s Race to the Top campaign.
FREE ECEAP PRESCHOOL OPENINGS! ECEAP-Located at the TANF Children’s Center in Spokane
The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) preschool is a no-cost high-quality preschool program for children age 3 or 4 by August 31, 2020 who are in the foster or kinship care system; and/or income eligible (i.e. family of 4 making less than $29,150); and/or qualify for school district special education services; and/or have developmental or environmental risk factors that could affect school success. ECEAP provides a high-quality preschool curriculum, healthy meals & snacks, parent activities, and family support services.
For more information, go to the website: www.esd101.net/learning/early_childhood/ECEAP or contact the ECEAP Enrollment Assistant at (509) 323-2720
ECEAP is funded by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) in collaboration with NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 (NEWESD 101) and partnering with 12 school districts and three licensed child care centers.
TANF CHILDREN’S CENTER
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 5:35 pm, Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm
Address: 232 E. Lyons, Spokane, WA 99208
To check availability contact the Children’s Center Manager,
Angela Arnoux-Cutler, at 509-533-1360 *1443.
PAULINE STEARNS EARLY LEARNING CENTER
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday-Thursday 6:45 am – 5:15 pm and Friday 6:45 am — 4:40 pm
Drop-Off Care available Monday-Thursday 9:00-3:00
Current enrollment packet must be on file.
Physical Address: 6195-B Ford-Wellpinit Rd, Wellpinit, WA, 99040
Mailing Address: PO Box 358, Wellpinit, WA, 99040
Program Director, Tara Evans, can be contacted directly at (509)458-6559
Family Support Specialist, Micaela Carroll, can be contacted directly at (509)458-6593
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Please contact the Office Manager, Andrea Flett, at the Early Learning Center for a current enrollment packet!