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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, comprehensive, "whole child" preschool program.

We want every child to be ready for kindergarten. Centralia College ECEAP serves children and families in centers across Lewis County. These centers provide free preschool for families who qualify through ECEAP.

Centralia College ECEAP programs provide comprehensive, individualized preschool education, health education, and family support to promote family engagement and school readiness.

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

ECEAP Application (English)

ECEAP Application (Spanish)

  • Eligibility

    Age

    Centralia College's ECEAP preschool program serves children who have turned 3 years old by Aug. 31. Priority is given to 4 year olds.


    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 360-623-8950 for more information.


    IEP

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


    CONTACT US

    ECEAP Office
    217 S. Iron St.
    Centralia, WA 98531
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weekdays (except holidays)
    360-623-8950
    360-623-8416 (en espanol)
    eceap@centralia.edu

  • ECEAP Classes

    The Centralia College ECEAP program serves children and families in eight locations across Lewis County.

    Partial Day Classes

    Morning and afternoon classes are available three days per week.

    Full Day Classes

    Full day classes are available four days per week. Classes are available on the Centralia College campus.

    CONTACT US

    ECEAP Office
    217 S. Iron St.
    Centralia, WA 98531
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weekdays (except holidays)
    360-623-8950
    360-623-8416 (en espanol)
    eceap@centralia.edu
  • Class Locations/Times

    Centralia College Campus

    LAX

    419 Iron St., Centralia
    8-11:50 a.m.Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    11:50 a.m.-3:40 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

    Annex

    412 S. Oak St., Centralia
    8:05-11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:05-11:55 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    11:55-3:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Children’s Lab School

    412 Oak St., Centralia
    Full-Day: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    Part-Day: 8-11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Wrap-around childcare is available from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    Lewis County Locations

    Chehalis Site

    16 S. Market Blvd., Chehalis
    7:40-11:40 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    11:40 a.m.-3:55 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    PeEll School District

    519 N. Second St., Pe Ell
    8:15-11 a.m. Monday-Thursday

    Boistfort School District

    983 Boistfort Rd., Curtis
    7:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday

    Onalaska School District

    540 Carlisle Ave., Onalaska
    7:45-10:45 a.m. Monday and 7:45-11:45 a.m. Wednesday and Friday
    11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and 12-3 p.m. Thursday

    Winlock School District

    405 NW Benton Ave., Winlock
    8-11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday

    CONTACT US

    ECEAP Office
    217 S. Iron St.
    Centralia, WA 98531
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weekdays (except holidays)
    360-623-8950
    360-623-8416 (en espanol)
    eceap@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 US

    ECEAP Office
    217 S. Iron St.
    Centralia, WA 98531
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weekdays (except holidays)
    360-623-8950
    360-623-8416 (en espanol)
    eceap@centralia.edu