Our Children’s Services Department works with Spokane area children and youth, and provides them with a safe, holistic environment where they can learn and grow within a framework that includes active parent involvement.

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

  • We provide a whole-child comprehensive, family focused pre-school program designed to help low-income or at-risk children and their families prepare for and succeed in school and life.
    • Education – curriculum based learning in an interactive preschool setting
    • Health and Nutrition – medical/dental care checkups and balanced meals/snacks
    • Family Support and Parent Involvement – identifying family strengths and connecting with outside resources
    • Click here to read, “ECEAP Making a Difference”

Fulfillment-Achievement-Maturity-Enrichment Program (FAME)

  • We provide a structured after-school program for children who attend Grant, Sheridan, Franklin, and Roosevelt elementary schools.
    • Academic Support – to help improve academic performance
    • Health and Nutrition – USDA approved snacks are provided
    • Best Practices – additional curriculums that teach essential social skills such as problem-solving, emotion management, impulse control, and empathy
    • Alternative Activities – ability to participate in non-academic programs such as scouting, dance classes, cooking classes, and art classes
    • State pay and private pay accepted; full-time and part-time slots available!

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Summer Youth Academy (SYA)

  • We provide a structured 9-10 week summer program designed to serve youth between the ages of 5 and 12 years old.
  • The youth program provides an interactive learning environment designed to build self-esteem, promote diversity, and cultural awareness. SYA promotes literacy, offers recreational activities, and community service projects.

Teen Leadership Program (TLP)

  • Our Teen Leadership Program enlists its participants to serve as classroom aides, preparing teenagers for the workforce by providing them with an opportunity to develop social and work skills in a community-based setting. Including off-site career and continuing education exploration.
  • The program offers incentives to teens based on the number of hours they volunteer, as well as their performance in and commitment to the program.
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For more information about the programs offered by our Child and Youth Services Department or to register for a program, please contact: (509) 455-8722.