Community-Minded Enterprises is working to distribute direct grants to child care providers and families from the Spokane County CARES Act. 

Visit the grant page for information and details to apply.

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington is home to Early Achievers, a statewide system of high-quality early learning.

Early Achievers works with child care centers and family home providers to improve the quality of their programs through Washington State’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Early Achievers provides coaching, professional development and resources for providers to support each child’s learning and development.  For a list of current professional development classes check out our calendar.

** Following state and federal guidance regarding the COVID-19 virus outbreak, all trainings and events have been postponed until further notice. **

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington also provides child care referrals through the Family Center. This free service offers information on finding quality child care,  getting help to pay for child care and resources for families.

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington – Spokane

3307 E 55th Ave Ste B

Spokane, WA  99223

Main: 509-315-8669

Kathy Blair – Early Achievers Regional Coordinator,  Eastern Washington

KathyB@Community-Minded.org / (509) 435-1627

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Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington – Tri Cities

1923 N 20th Ave

Pasco, WA  99301

Main: 509-316-4389

Suzanne Suyama – Early Achievers Supervisor for Benton/Franklin County

suzannes@community-minded.org / 509-385-6442

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