Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

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Who we are: Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington supports child care providers in Eastern Washington and provides child care referrals to families through our statewide Family Center.2015 CCA of WA map

Who we serve: Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin, Franklin, and Benton counties.

What we do: Child Care of Eastern Washington provides child care support for both families and child care providers. To learn more about how we can support you in your child care needs, view the links on our list of programs below.

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington also provides support to Early Achievers, a program designed to improve the quality of child care in Eastern Washington and across the state. This voluntary and free program rates child care facilities on a scale of 1-5 just like the restaurant or hotel star system. If you are a parent or child care provider then this program is for you. Visit our Early Achievers page for more information or click here to check out the Early Achievers Informational Videos for families, providers, and stakeholders.

Contact Us: Families and child care providers, click here to find contact information for your region.

Find Us: The Child Care Aware Team at Community-Minded Enterprises has a new office, Resource Center for Early Learning Professionals, located on Spokane’s South Hill.

Helpful Resources: Visit our PARENT AND PROVIDER RESOURCE PAGE for child care support links.


Child Care Assistance Program   Provides parents in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs with access to quality licensed child care.

Early Achievers   Early Achievers, Washington State’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), is a voluntary program for helping licensed child care providers offer high-quality care.

ECEAP  Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is Washington’s pre-kindergarten program preparing low-income three- and four-year-olds for success in school and in life. Southwest Community Center ECEAP for children of families in treatment is located in the Spokane’s Browne’s Addition neighborhood.  Now accepting applications and enrolling for Fall 2016

Exceptional Family Members Respite Care Program  A  program for Air Force families who have children diagnosed with special needs.

Inland Northwest Early Learning Alliance   Building a sustainable system for early learning that prepares children for success in school and life.

Love. Talk. Play.   A campaign that supports parents as their child’s first and most important teacher by focusing on love, talk, and play.

Play and Learn   Establishes partnerships for informal child play groups.

Reach Out and Read   A partner nonprofit that promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading during visits to the doctor’s office.

Recovery and Parenting    A parenting course using the Circle of Security model. Open to all persons in recovery.

Start Healthy. Start Now.    A series of child care specific trainings. These are free classes with STARS credit available for attendees.

WaKIDS    The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience.



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