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Early Learning

Early Learning

Taking care of the little ones

Our early learning programs prepare educators to teach pre-school, assist child care centers and family home providers to improve the quality of their programs, and provide free child care for families in need.

Counties Served in Washington







Pend Orielle



Walla Walla


CME has Early Learning Programs in the following counties:  Asotin, Benton, Franklin, Columbia, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman

Early Achievers

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.

Professional Development for Early Learning Educators

Our Professional Development Academy offers a wide variety of classes for all early learning educators. Our classes include high-quality, cost-effective, culturally responsive education for all experience levels and types of early learning educators.

Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program

ECEAP is Washington’s pre-kindergarten program that prepares 3- and 4-year-old children from families furthest from opportunity for success in school and life. ECEAP focuses on the well-being of the whole child by providing in-depth nutrition, health, education, and family support services.

Our ECEAP program is expanding. Apply Now for Enrollment.