ECEAP Preschool

2024-25 ECEAP Interest Form

Interested in ECEAP? Click the link below to complete and submit a brief interest form. Once submitted, a Family Support Specialist will reach out to you with information on your eligibility and applying for ECEAP.

24-25 ECEAP Interest Contact Form

Please contact us if you need more information or have questions:
 ECEAP Office: 509.544.5704

ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program), Department of Children, Youth, and FamiliesESD 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.

Children must meet certain eligibility requirements to qualify for ECEAP. Children are eligible for ECEAP if they are:

  • At least three years old, but not yet five years old, by 8/31/2024;
  • 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.
    • From a family with income at or below 36% of Standard Median Income (SMI)
    • From a family that is currently homeless
    • Child is currently placed in foster care or relative placement
    • Other priority factors based on Department of Social and Health Services guidelines (For more information: Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) website)

Please note: Children who qualify are not automatically enrolled. Following state guidelines, children are enrolled based on total priority points.


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

College Place School District:

  • Davis Elementary School

Columbia School District (Burbank):

  • Columbia Elementary School

Finley School District:

  • Finley Elementary School (portable building)
    • NoteThe Finley location for application drop off or pick up is at the Finley School District Office.

Moses Lake School District:

  • Midway Elementary School

North Franklin School District:

  • Mesa Elementary School
  • Connell Early Childhood Center

Othello School District:

  • Othello Early Childhood Center 

Pasco School District:

  • Early Learning Center
  • Lakeview
  • Rosalind Franklin Elementary
  • Whittier Elementary School
  • Virgie Robinson Elementary School

Prosser School District:

  • the old Prosser High School building

Touchet School District:

  • Touchet Elementary School

Walla Walla Public School:

  • Walla Walla Center for Children and Families

Sites Contracted by ESD 123:

  • Carrusel Childcare Center, Benton City

ECEAP applications can be picked up or dropped off at the sites listed above. 


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 is not provided in all areas

ECEAP Leadership Contact Information:

Heather Pearson
ECEAP Director
[email protected]
509.412.0336

Patty Garcia
ECEAP Administrator
[email protected]
509.412.5427

Tammy Buckingham
ECEAP Administrator
[email protected]
509.380.2812

Dr. Matt Bona
Executive Director of Early Learning
[email protected]
509.544.5753
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