Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

  • Now enrolling for the 2023-24 school year

    The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a free preschool program funded by Washington State for income-eligible children ages 3 to 5 years old and their families.

    • Play-based activities that promote reading/writing, language, math, art, science and social skills
    • Support for dual language learners
    • Connections to community resources
    • Family events with support to strengthen family well-being

    Entering school is a big step in a child’s life – and in a parent’s life too. ECEAP offers support and opportunities for children and their families to begin school healthy and ready to learn.

    What Services Are Provided?

    Educational Experiences

    • Language Skills
    • Self-help activities
    • Social skills & self-esteem building
    • Field trips
    • Preparing for Kindergarten

    Health and Nutrition

    • Vision and hearing screenings
    • Connections for families to medical & dental resources
    • Well-balanced meals & snacks
    • Health & nutrition education for children and families

    Family Support

    • Parent education and training
    • Information about local resources
    • Family fun nights & activities
    • Opportunities for personal growth
    • Involvement in your child's education
    • Involvement in decision-making


    Desiree Mason, ECEAP Program Coordinator
    Phone: 360-652-4520 or dmason@lwsd.wednet.edu to enroll or for more information.