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Preschool ECEAP

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2021-2022 ECEAP Applications

We are now accepting ECEAP preschool applications for 2021-2022!  Please call Luz Vaca, Head Start/ECEAP Regional Recruiter, at  509-537-2312 or the ECEAP office at 509-544-5704 for more information.

Download the 21-22 ECEAP Application here: English | Español

Contact us:
Luz Vaca, Head Start/ECEAP Regional Recruiter: 509.537.2312
ECEAP Office: 509.544.5704

ESD 123's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a "whole child," comprehensive, family-focused preschool program that provides FREE services and support to eligible children and their families. The goal of ECEAP is to help ensure all Washington children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Eligibility Requirements: Children must meet certain eligibility requirements. Children are eligible for ECEAP if they are:

  • At least three years old, but not yet five years old, by 8/31/2021;
  • Not simultaneously enrolled in Head Start;
  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Qualified by their school district for special education services under RCW 28A.155.020. All children with a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) meet this requirement.
    • Students with a school district IEP are given higher priority points, however, priority is based on a point system that identifies multiple risk factors for each child. For more information on this point system, see the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) website.
    • From a family with income at or below 110% of the federal poverty guidelines established by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Children who are eligible for ECEAP are not automatically enrolled.

ESD 123 partners with local school districts to offer ECEAP at the following center locations:

College Place School District:

  • Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia de College Place

Columbia School District (Burbank):

  • Columbia Elementary School

Finley School District:

  • Finley Elementary School (portable building)

Moses Lake School District:

  • Midway Elementary School

North Franklin School District:

  • Mesa Elementary School
  • Connell Early Childhood Center

Othello School District:

  • Othello Early Learning Center 

Pasco School District:

  • Kids' World
  • Early Learning Center
  • Whittier Elementary School
  • Lakeview

Prescott School District:

  • Prescott Elementary School

Prosser School District:

  • Keene-Riverview Elementary School
  • Whitstran Elementary School

Touchet School District:

  • Touchet Elementary School

Walla Walla Public School:

  • Walla Walla Center for Children and Families

Sites Contracted by ESD 123:

  • Carrousel Childcare Center, Benton City

ECEAP applications can be picked up or dropped off at the sites listed above. The Finley location for application drop off or pick up is at the Finley School District Office. Completed applications can also be faxed to (509) 544-5784 attn: ECEAP.

What We Have to Offer

  • 6-hour school day preschool instruction [September – June]
  • 3-hour part-day classes [September – June]
  • Developmental screenings and referrals
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Health and dental screenings
  • Home Visits
  • Parent Education and Leadership Opportunities
  • Family Events
  • Kindergarten Readiness Activities
  • Transportation provided in most service areas

ECEAP Leadership Contact Information:

Lisa Brouwer-Thompson
ECEAP Administrator

Erin Tomlinson
ECEAP Administrator

Matt Bona
Executive Director of Early Learning
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