Where every
child is limitless


Joya is a non-profit pediatric therapy provider serving children in Spokane County.
We offer occupational, physical and speech therapy together with special education services.

Meet Lola

That smile. That spunk. To look at little Lola today, you’d never know how much she’s overcome in her short life.  Lola’s parents, Amanda and Derek, learned that she had a had a congenital heart defect, known as transposition of the great arteries, when Amanda was 24 weeks pregnant. Lola would need open heart surgery shortly…

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched…but are felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller   For more than 60 years, first as the Spokane Guilds’ School and now as Joya Child & Family Development, we have relied on the generous and caring hearts of so many in…

Swing into a Joya Playgroup!

We are excited to announce playgroups that are open to the community and children of various ages!   Community Storytime Join us for a community story time with your toddler. Enjoy stories and playtime with your little one! Every Tuesday 9:30am – 10:30am All ages welcome Parents required to stay Contact: rebekah.edvalson@joya.org Community Family Playtime…


We help families thrive so kids thrive.

Joya Child & Family Development provides more than care for children. We help build families that become advocates for their children for the rest of their lives. These families aren’t just moms and dads. They’re brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors, grandparents and aunts and uncles. They’re groups that support children and build paths for them to follow as they grow and thrive.

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We provide comprehensive pediatric therapy and support services for children in Spokane county.

The people and practices at Joya Child & Family Development are the driving force behind the care, comfort and transformation we provide children ages birth to three. We provide a personalized comprehensive program of assessment, therapy, education and support.

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We reveal your child’s potential.

We believe in every child we care for. Many parents come to us having only been told about what their children can’t do. We don’t set limits on a child’s future.

We guide families on a journey of discovery that is navigated through expert care and the changes they’ll experience along the way. Their future is limitless.

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We’re growing!

In partnership with the community, we built a brand new home for Joya in the heart of the University District so we can double our capacity to meet a growing need in Spokane County.

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Pictured L-R (Nova, Nicole & Mike Ritchie/Joya Family, Ginette Kerkering/Joya PT, Colleen Fuchs/Joya Executive Director, Dick Boysen/Joya ED Emeritus, Jeani Natwick/NAC Architecture, Bill Bouten/Bouten Construction, Norm Judd/Joya Board of Directors President, Tim Cassels/Joya Foundation Board President

Your partnership gives families dependable, compassionate care.

The dedication of our staff is not enough. Joya Child & Family Development cannot offer this exceptional care without the community behind us. Every year, philanthropy supports 40% of our expenses, far higher than most social service nonprofits in Spokane.

Individual donors, corporate partners and foundations all help eastern Washington’s best early intervention program achieve its mission to help all children reach their full potential.

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Let’s build a program where your child can thrive! Our early intervention program serves children under the age of three, is family-based and operates year-round.

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Joya Child & Family provides more than care for children. We help build families that become advocates for their children for the rest of their lives.

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Contact us about questions you may have pertaining to the services we offer, eligibility, or anything else!

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