Children & Youth

Mission Moment – ECEAP Parent Advocacy

Feb 2, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – ECEAP Parent Advocacy

The Role of Parents in ECEAP ECEAP (pronounced e-cap) stands for Early Childhood Education Assistant Program. YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP teaches important life skills and wraps the entire family in holistic care. We know that supporting parents, caregivers, and the entire family helps create an environment that sets children up for…

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Mission Moment – ECEAP

Sep 5, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – ECEAP

About ECEAP ECEAP (pronounced e-cap) stands for Early Childhood Education Assistant Program. At its core, ECEAP is free preschool for qualifying families, focusing on kindergarten readiness. YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP does more than prepare kids for school; it teaches important life skills and wraps the entire family in holistic care. “We’re…

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Supporting LGBT+ Youth

Jun 22, 2022 Comments Off on Supporting LGBT+ Youth

LGBT+ Students in The Classroom LGBT+ youth experience different barriers than straight & cisgender youth, both inside and outside the classroom. LGBT+ youth are more likely to miss school due to fears about safety and bullying. Bathrooms and locker rooms pose additional challenges for students whose gender identities do not…

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Conscious Discipline

Sep 23, 2021 Comments Off on Conscious Discipline

One of the main goals of YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP (Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program) is kindergarten readiness. A big part of becoming ready for kindergarten is developing social-emotional skills. To support this growth, we use a social-emotional curriculum called Conscious Discipline. Conscious Discipline (or CD) is a trauma-informed and…

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Local Experts and YWCA Spokane Chart Pathways Forward for Kids and Caregivers

Jun 2, 2021 Comments Off on Local Experts and YWCA Spokane Chart Pathways Forward for Kids and Caregivers

Thank you to everyone who joined us for YWCA Spokane’s Pathways Forward roundtable event. This year, YWCA Spokane launched our new Pathways Forward series to begin having progress-minded conversations as we enter the post-pandemic world. Our July discussion focused on the trauma experienced by kids and caregivers in our community.…

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ECEAP Parent Spotlight – Karmen

May 28, 2021 Comments Off on ECEAP Parent Spotlight – Karmen

Spokane ECEAP Parent Wins Unsung Hero Award This award honors outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children. Each February, the Seattle’s Child magazine partners with the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families to award 28 Washington caregivers with the Unsung Hero Award. This year, a local Spokane…

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ECEAP Parent Spotlight – McKyndree

Apr 2, 2021 Comments Off on ECEAP Parent Spotlight – McKyndree

Parent Advocacy Is An Important Part of ECEAP Today we would like to highlight McKyndree Rogers. McKyndree is a parent whose child was enrolled in our Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Through her family’s engagement in our program, McKyndree began to learn skills about parent advocacy including how…

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Parenthood In The Pandemic

Apr 7, 2020 Comments Off on Parenthood In The Pandemic

Clients, Staff, and Community Members Navigate Changing Times Staff at YWCA Spokane continue our work supporting survivors of domestic violence in our Spokane community during this time of the pandemic. We join many around the globe as we face the challenge to respond to the needs of our clients and…

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YWCA Spokane Youth Services Help Teens Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

Jul 25, 2019 Comments Off on YWCA Spokane Youth Services Help Teens Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

YWCA Spokane’s Prevention Team is dedicated to ending Intimate Partner Domestic Violence before it ever begins. As a part of our prevention work, YWCA Spokane reaches out to young women and young men in the community with the goal to promote and educate about healthy relationships and to spread awareness…

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ECEAP Builds Healthy Lives for Kiddos

Jul 5, 2019 Comments Off on ECEAP Builds Healthy Lives for Kiddos

Good health during early childhood is necessary for children to grow into well-developed adults. Health habits set during childhood are often indicators of the lifestyle these children will grow into. During these key years of development, if children do not receive the correct nutrition, immunization, or physical care, they can…

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Donate Summer Survival Kits & Impact a Child’s Life

Jun 2, 2019 Comments Off on Donate Summer Survival Kits & Impact a Child’s Life

Make an impact this week by donating to YWCA Spokane! Our Domestic Violence Safe Shelter is in need of summer survival kits to help kiddos in our shelter have a blast this summer! Providing summer games, swimsuits, lunch items, snacks, sprinklers, and beach towels to our agency makes a huge…

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YWCA Prevention Team Hosts Field Trip at Camp Reed

May 23, 2019 Comments Off on YWCA Prevention Team Hosts Field Trip at Camp Reed

Last year, YWCA Spokane received a grant through the Hagan Foundation. This grant supported YWCA Spokane’s ability to hold healthy relationship groups in local high schools through our Prevention Team. At Rogers High School, YWCA’s Prevention Team had the opportunity to meet with Roger’s leadership class. This class consists of…

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Retired Military Leader Visits YWCA’s Pre-K Program In Honor of Veterans Day

Nov 10, 2016 Comments Off on Retired Military Leader Visits YWCA’s Pre-K Program In Honor of Veterans Day

Retired Military Leader Brian Newberry Visits YWCA’s Pre-K Program To Highlight the Importance of High-Quality Early Education And To Celebrate Veterans Day Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Brian Newberry, former Wing Commander at Fairchild Air Force Base, and the state directors of the nonprofit Mission: Readiness came to visit the Downtown YWCA’s preschool program to…

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Coming Back Together – 2016 ECEAP Team Meeting

Sep 6, 2016 Comments Off on Coming Back Together – 2016 ECEAP Team Meeting

This year the YWCA Spokane’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) staff gathered together for a team meeting as the summer came to a close to prepare for a new year of pre-school education for the 3 and 4 year old children that we serve from Spokane and the surrounding communities. The…

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