The years between birth and five are critical ones in a child's education. To a great extent, the foundation that is laid during these years determines what happens in later life. A strong early childhood education program can ensure that this foundation is firm and secure.

The mission of East Valley School District's early childhood educational program (ECEAP) is to provide a strong foundation for all children - a foundation for lifelong learning. Early education promotes the overall development of a healthy child, but it is also critical because children who have had the right kinds of educational experiences before kindergarten do better at school.

The ECEAP program is a no cost, high quality preschool program for lower income families. We offer transportation within the East Valley School District, meals & snacks, and health services for all eligible families.

If you have a child who is three or four years old by Aug. 31st, or know a child that is three or four years old, please give us a call to discuss possibly enrolling your child.

East Valley ECEAP Offers:

FREE early childhood education
FREE family assistance & support
Well-balanced, nutritious meals for all children
Several additional opportunities for the entire family

*Transportation may be provided

Ages served:

East Valley Currently serves 3 and 4 year olds, with priority given to children who turn 4 on or before August 31 of the enrolling year.

Who is eligible to enroll?

90% of the families in the program must be low-income and meet income guidelines as established by the federal government.

How do you enroll?

Complete the application below and return it to the following address:

East Valley School District Administration Office
3830 N Sullivan Rd, Bldg 1
Spokane Valley, WA 99216

*If you reside in the CCS area, please call 509-927-3233

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Karen Cloninger

Assistant Superintendent, ECEAP Director

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Michelle Brenner

Early Learning Coordinator

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Sydney Westerman

Administrative Assistant

Site Contacts


Family Service Coordinator

Lead Teacher

Assistant Teacher

East Farms

Camryn Varni


Bobbi Piippo


Courtney Mitchell

Otis Orchards

Miriam Urias


Renee Mastronardi
TEMP: Kristyn Meier


Cyrenna Thompson

Debbie James

Trent - Full Day

Brook Strang


Cheryl Denney


Lisa Kelly

Kim Drolet

Trent - Half Day

Lorisa Pauli


Lori Stewart


Joanna Shell


Kim Kotlan


Tina Laitinen


Mckenna Watkins

Shelby Olsonberg