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.
  • ECEAP serves eligible children and families based on the federal poverty level to ensure the success of all kiddos.
  • 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

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
509.789.9314
DTECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Monday – Thursday
Part day Model – Morning Class 8:30-11:30
Part day Model – Afternoon Class 12:30pm – 3:30pm M-Th

Downtown Full-Day YWCA ECEAP
930 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99201
509.789.9271
DTECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a yearly school calendar, Monday – Thursday
Full Day model 8:15am – 2:45pm

West Plains Part-Day YWCA ECEAP
13513 W 6th Arrow Point, Apartment Manager Building, Airway Heights, WA 99001
509.244.4833
WPECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Monday – Thursday
Part day Model – Morning Class 8:30am – 11:30amPart day Model – Afternoon Class 12:30pm – 3:30pm

West Plains Full-Day YWCA ECEAP
13513 W 6th Arrow Point Apartment Manager Building, Airway Heights, WA 99001
509.954.1965
WPECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Monday – ThursdayFull day Model- 8:15-2:45
Two day Model- 8:15-2:45 Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

Medical Lake YWCA ECEAP
119 N. Lefevre, Medical Lake, WA 99022
509.290.7184
MLECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a yearly school calendar, Monday – Thursday
Full Day Model 8:15am – 2:45pmTwo day Model-8:15-2:45 Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday


RESOURCES & INFORMATION FOR ECEAP PARENTS