Child Care Services


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!



Hours:   Monday - Thursday 7:00 am – 5:35 pm, Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Address: 232 E. Lyons, Spokane, WA 99208
To check availability contact the Children's Center Manager,
Angela Arnoux-Cutler, at 509-533-1360 *1443.

Enrollment Policy

Enrollment Application

Parent Handbook

Child Care Rates 2019

Required Immunizations

CIS 2015 Form (Immunizations)




Monday-Thursday 6:45 am – 5:15 pm   and Friday 6:45 am -- 4:40 pm 

Drop-Off Care available Monday-Thursday 9:00-3:00                             Current enrollment packet must be on file.

Physical Address: 6195-B Ford-Wellpinit Rd, Wellpinit, WA, 99040
Mailing Address: PO Box 358, Wellpinit, WA, 99040
Phone: (509)458-6501                                                                                  Fax: (509)258-8853
[email protected]

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




Please visit our Facebook page for current events and closures!

Please contact the Office Manager, Andrea Flett, at the Early Learning Center for a current enrollment packet!




Cash Assistance & Support

Child Care Subsidy Programs

Child Care Services

Computer Lab

Diversion Services

Employment Search 

General Education Development ­ GED 

Job Board 

Job Preparation 

Non-Custodial Parent Support Services

Transitional Support Services

Youth Activities and Youth Employment 



Ancestral Skills 

AHANA Classes 

Anger Management 

Culture Classes 

Dependable Strengths 

Fatherhood Classes 

Legal Workshop  

Money Smart 

Job Readiness