Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP, pronounced “e-cap”) is Washington’s pre-k program serving eligible 3 and 4 year old children and their families. ECEAP provides children in 36 counties with education, health services, family support, and parent engagement. ECEAP addresses the needs of the whole child to ensure that gains are sustained.

WHY ECEAP?

  • It’s about the whole family…
    ECEAP is a FREE preschool that promotes long-term success with school and life. ECEAP provides preschool education, family support, and health and nutrition services.
  • Compared to similar children who do not attend, children in programs like ECEAP are:
    • Healthier when they start kindergarten
    • More likely to graduate from high school and go onto college.
    • More likely to be employed and to earn more as an adult.
    • Less likely to be in special education or repeat a grade in school.
    • Less likely to become pregnant as a teen or become involved in a crime.
      (data from Washington State Department of Early Education)

 

HOW TO APPLY & OUR ECEAP LOCATIONS

ECEAP APPLICATION
The YWCA Spokane has 4 ECEAP classrooms where we proudly educate and support boys and girls and their families.You can get a registration form from one of our ECEAP locations or use the online ECEAP APPLICATION form and return it via email to the ECEAP location you would like to apply for:

Downtown Part-Day YWCA ECEAP
930 N Monroe
Spokane, WA 99201
509.789.9271
DTECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Monday – Thursday
Part day Model Morning Class 8:30-11:30
Afternoon Class 12:30-3:30 M-Th

Downtown Extended-Day YWCA ECEAP
930 N Monroe
Spokane, WA 99201
DTECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model:Year round model, Monday – Friday
Extended Day model 7am-5pm

West Plains YWCA ECEAP
13120 W 13th
Airway Heights, WA 99001
509.954.1465
WPECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Monday – Thursday
Part day Model Morning Class 8:30-11:30
Afternoon Class 12:30-3:30

Medical Lake YWCA ECEAP
119 N Lefevre
Medical Lake, WA 99022
509.290.7184
MLECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Monday – Thursday
Full Day Model 8:25-2:40

Windsor YWCA ECEAP
5504 W Hallett
Spokane, WA 99224
509.863-2048
WindsorECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Tuesday & Thursday
Part Day Model 8:30-3:00


RESOURCES & INFORMATION FOR ECEAP PARENTS