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Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

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The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a state-funded, "whole child" preschool program.

It is designed for 3 and 4 year old children and their families. It helps children and families prepare for kindergarten. Children are supported in their development and their physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative growth.

ECEAP works in partnership with parents, the community, and state and federal agencies.

ECEAP Application (English)
ECEAP Application (Spanish)

  • Eligibility

    Age

    ECEAP prioritizes children who are 4 years old by Aug. 31. Children who are 3 years old by Aug. 31 will be accepted only as space is available.


    Income

    ECEAP is open to families at or below 110 percent of the federal poverty level.

    Note: ECEAP can accept families above the poverty guidelines with special circumstances. Call the ECEAP office at 360-736-9391, ext. 460, for more information.


    IEP

    Children who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in place automatically qualify for ECEAP.


  • ECEAP Classes

    Partial Day Classes

    Morning and afternoon classes are available three days per week. Classes are available on the Centralia College campus and at offsite locations.

    Full Day Classes

    Full day classes are available five days per week. Classes are available on the Centralia College campus and at offsite locations.

  • Class Locations/Times

    Centralia College Campus

    Contact Becky Floreck at 360-736-9391, ext. 460 or eceap@centralia.edu.

    Brickhouse

    420 Centralia College Boulevard, Centralia
    8:05-11:35 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    12:10-3:40 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Annex

    412 S. Oak St., Centralia
    8:05-11:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    12-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    Children’s Lab School

    412 Oak St., Centralia
    8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

    Lewis County Locations

    PeEll School

    519 N. Second St., Pe Ell
    8:15-11:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday
    Contact Cassie Daniels 360-736-9391, ext. 661 or cdaniels@centralia.edu

    Boistfort School

    983 Boistfort Road, Curtis
    7:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday
    Contact Cassie Daniels 360-736-9391, ext. 661 or cdaniels@centralia.edu

  • Early Achiever Program

    • Watch the Early Achievers video for families
    • Read the Early Achievers brochure for families

  • Parent Partnership

    A variety of involvement activities are available to parents. These include:

    • Classroom Volunteer
    • Parent Policy Council
    • Kindergarten Transition Committee
    • Health Advisory Committee
    • Child Advocacy
    • Parent Education
    • Family Night


    Contact Becky Floreck at 360-736-9391, ext. 460, for more information.