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Early Achievers

Early Achievers

Early Achievers

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 Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS). Early Achievers provides coaching, professional development and resources for providers to support each child’s learning and development.

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.

Providers, streamline enrollment with Kinside

Simplify your processes with easy-to-use technology

Spokane County providers! Weʼre now partnering with Kinside, an easy-to-use platform that helps you share your open spots, connect seamlessly with families, and save time managing your waitlist.

Thanks to the generous support of The City of Spokane and Women Helping Women Foundation, you have free access to Kinside!

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Get Coaching

better ratings for your child care business

When you enroll in the Early Achievers program, you will be connected with a coach who will help you submit your child care business to the Washington Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS). The scores range from 1-5, and higher public ratings can lead to more enrollment. Your coach will help advise you on best practices for getting higher scores and be there to answer your specific questions about the evaluation and scoring process.

Child Care Search

Finding Child Care is a difficult task but we are here to help!

The Family Center can help you find a place for your child that is within your price range and in a location that works for you.

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Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

Suzanne Suyama – Early Learning Director

1923 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
Main: 509-316-4389 

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

Kathy Blair – Associate Director of Coaching/Consultation & Special Projects

2001 N Division St ~ Ste 130
Spokane, WA 99207
Need more assistance? Call: 1-800-446-1114

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

Shannon Blewett – Associate Director of Professional Development & Shared Services

2001 N Division St ~ Ste 130
Spokane, WA 99207