Off-Base Childcare, Pre-School

Find local babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, housekeepers and more.  Or, post on their site if you are looking for such work.

ChildCareAware of WA
Helps parents find out which child care providers have openings, based on geographical area, age of children, hours of operation, and other specialized needs. In addition, you can receive a packet of specialized materials with resources on parenting and choosing child care; referrals to other agencies; and answers to specific questions about your child care needs. Robust website includes checklists, provider background, and links.  800-446-1114

Air Force Fee Assistance Programs
Child Care Aware has a short list of programs for military families in unique circumstances

Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)
A Kindergarten readiness program for income-eligible families; other eligibility criteria include diagnosed disability, foster child or other special circumstances. There are many in the area, but no website with a complete listing. Please search the internet for locations and contact information

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
A free service for parents experiencing stress due to parenting, illness, domestic violence, homelessness, employment, school, or other crisis situations. Offers a safe, stable place for children when families are overwhelmed and need help. Also offers outreach, support and training to families to prevent child abuse and neglect and help families offer safe and nurturing home environments. Families can use the service for up to 72 hours at a time. 509-535-3155

Cooperative Preschools
Coordinated by Community Colleges of Spokane. Please see website for locations, hours and additional details

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