A school built on community values
Eastside Children’s Academy is a private early childhood educational school in Bellevue, Washington. The Academy encompasses the neighborhoods of Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Kirkland and Seattle. We are a community filled with a diversity of cultures, religions, incomes, and languages. Its character has drawn from the community’s residents and provides a fun-filled, nurturing environment that is dedicated to preparing each child for the challenges of elementary school.
Eastside Children’s Academy is focused on offering a fun, loving, nurturing environment where children, infants through Pre-Kindergarten develop positive social skills. We provide all children the opportunity to learn about the world around them through age-appropriate play and integrated curricula.
ECA’s staff values a collaborative effort to best meet the needs of the families in our school. Each role may be different but they are intertwined and all play an essential part in achieving the goals of the program. Open-handed support from one another is a fundamental element for the well-being of our entire staff. Please feel free to ask your child’s teacher any questions when you are unsure or need assistance. As a team, we are willing to help.
Commonly, your director is available to help you with any questions or concerns regarding classroom program, specific children and families matters, behavior issues, scheduling, supervision, etc. She/he can also guide you to further information or community support when necessary.
Our Screening Process
Our screening process aligns with Department of Early Learning (DEL) standards and will include the following (WAC Chapter 170-297, Sections 1710, 1715, 1720, 1730, 1735, 1745, 1750, 1775, 1800, 1820, 1825, 1850, 1925):
- Review of applicant’s job application on a form that is prescribed or approved by DEL and that includes the applicant’s work and education history;
- Review of applicant’s qualifications as required under Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) (WAC Chapter 170-295 Sections 1010, 1030, 1040, 1070);
- Review and check documentation of applicant’s professional references;
- Confirmation of successful criminal background check and fingerprint clearance from DEL;
- Documentation of TB clearance.
Open Door Policy
ECA has an open door policy and parents are permitted to enter at any time throughout the day to observe their child.
"My daughter absolutely loves going to her new school. Prior to ECA, she would grab onto me, begging me not to leave her (which was very out of character for her). All we have to do now, is drive up to the entrance and she actually giggles with excitement. I no longer have the mom guilt being away from her, and have found that I am more relaxed at work knowing she is safe and thriving. I honestly can’t wait to see her continued growth and development, and am SO incredibly grateful we found ECA."