Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP, pronounced “e-cap”) is Washington’s FREE comprehensive preschool program serving income and environmentally eligible 3 and 4-year old children and their families. ECEAP provides kindergarten readiness through education, health and nutrition services, family support, advocacy training, and parent education. YWCA ECEAP promotes long-term success through trauma-informed care, Conscious Discipline (a researched based social-emotional curriculum that focuses on the adult first), enriching environments, and dedicated staff.


WHY ECEAP?

  • It’s about the whole family…ECEAP is a FREE preschool that promotes long-term success with school and life by addressing the needs of the whole child within the whole family to ensure that gains are sustained.
  • ECEAP provides kindergarten readiness through education, health and nutrition services, family support, advocacy training, and parent education.
  • 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)

Want more information?

Fill out the form below and ECEAP staff from YWCA Spokane will contact you.

ECEAP Interest Form
How can ECEAP staff contact the parent/guardian?
Which ECEAP classroom location are you interested in?

HOW TO APPLY To YWCA’s ECEAP

There are three different ways you can apply for ECEAP at YWCA Spokane. Please choose the option that works best for you and your family. To apply for YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP, you can:

  • Download a pdf of the ECEAP application and return it following the directions in the application.

DOWNLOAD ECEAP APPLICATION FORM

  • Complete your ECEAP application entirely online here.

APPLY FOR ECEAP ONLINE

  • Visit our office in person during business hours, receive a paper copy of the application from staff, and complete the application in person.

YWCA ECEAP LOCATIONS

YWCA Spokane has 5 different classrooms where we proudly educate and support all families from any background.

West Plains A, YWCA ECEAP
13513 W 6th Arrow Point Apartment Manager Building, Airway Heights, WA 99001
509.954.1465
WPECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Monday – Thursday school day Model- 8AM-3PM
Part day model- 8AM-3PM Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

West Plains B, 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 school day Model- 8AM-3PM
Part day model- 8AM-3PM 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 school calendar, Monday – Thursday school day Model- 8AM-3PM
Part day model- 8AM-3PM Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

Downtown 148, YWCA ECEAP
930 N. Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201
509.993-8219
DTECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Monday – Thursday school day Model- 8AM-3PM

Downtown 157, YWCA ECEAP
930 N. Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201
509.863-2257
DTECEAP@ywcaspokane.org
Program Model: Follows a school calendar, Monday – Thursday school day Model- 8AM-3PM


RESOURCES & INFORMATION FOR ECEAP PARENTS