Child Care Services
The Spokane Tribal TANF Program offers licensed child care centers at both locations. The TANF Children’s Center is licensed to provide care for up to 38 children at 232 E. Lyons Avenue, Spokane, Washington, 99208; located inside the Spokane TANF building. The Children’s Center provides child care services for children aged 6 weeks thru 6 years old. The Pauline Stearns Early Learning Center is licensed to provide care for up to 56 children; they are located at 6195-B Ford-Wellpinit Rd, Wellpinit, WA, 99040 directly behind the Spokane Tribal Administration Building. The Pauline Stearns ELC provides child care services for children aged one month thru six years. More information for each location is listed below.
Both programs are currently enrolled with Early Achievers. Early Achievers is Washington State’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for early learning facilities which operates under federal grant money in conjunction with the nation’s Race to the Top campaign. For more information on the Early Achievers System, please visit the Department of Early Learning webpage dedicated to Early Achievers!
TANF CHILDREN'S CENTER -- SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am – 5:35 pm, Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
PAULINE STEARNS EARLY LEARNING CENTER -- WELLPINIT, WASHINGTON
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Drop-Off Care available Monday-Thursday 9:00-3:00 Current enrollment packet must be on file.
Program Director, Tara Evans, can be contacted directly at (509)458-6559
Office Manager, Andrea Flett, can be contacted directly at (509)458-6501
Family Support Specialist, Micaela Carroll, can be contacted directly at (509)458-6593
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Please contact the Office Manager, Andrea Flett, at the Early Learning Center for a current enrollment packet!
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