start your early childhood learning career

Become a child’s first “best” teacher. Scholarships for our Childcare Basics+ training program are available.

do you love kids and love teaching?

Are you patient, organized, high-energy, and want to make a difference for children and families? A career in early childhood education may be for you!

Our Childcare Basics + class will get you ready and certified to go to work in a licensed center in 5 weeks. We’ll connect you to early childhood learning centers that are hiring.

The first training cohort started in July 2023 with funding from Spokane County, and we will be holding future cohorts later this year and early next.

Click here to fill out our interest form and we will put you on our list for our next training!

benefits of working in early learning

Stepping stone to becoming a classroom teacher

Healthcare and childcare for your children are often provided

Help children grow and support families

"Our region is approximately 430 early childhood educators short, if following national averages and according to the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Spokane County is at an estimated “need met” percentage of 25.65% for children age birth to 5 whose families are above the State Subsidy threshold of 60% SMI. That means that only one quarter of families with kids ages 0-5 have access to the childcare they need. "
bianka desure
spokane workforce council
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