Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

ECEAP logoNEWESD 101 is a local administrator of Washington's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). ECEAP is a comprehensive, state-funded preschool program providing free educational services and supports to eligible children and their families. ECEAP provides children with a high-quality preschool classroom experience, in addition to comprehensive services for the child. Leadership and parent education opportunities are also provided for families. The program's goal is to help ensure all Washington children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

In partnership with 12 school districts and three licensed child care centers, NEWESD 101 Center for Early Childhood Services provides ECEAP services throughout the region. Sites are located in Adams, Lincoln, Ferry, and Stevens counties, as well as within the Mead School District in Spokane County. For a map of local ECEAP sites, click here: ECEAP Location Map

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. 
To complete the ECEAP Prescreen & Application (Combined form) click here
You will need to have the verification documents available to upload to the online application. If you do not have the verification documents available at the time you complete the application, you will be contacted to complete the verification process to complete the application.  
Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form or Certificate of Immunization Exemption form
Once you have completed the online form, an ECEAP staff member will be in touch. 
If you would like a paper copy of the application documents sent to you in the mail or via email, click here

We will begin recruitment for the 2021-2022 School Year in April 2021. Click here to complete an interest form and we will send you information as soon as it becomes available. 

To learn more about our ECEAP programs, click the tabs below.

Click here to view a short video about the ECEAP and Head Start programs:
Link to ECEAP video

Early Childhood Staff Documents can be found here: 
ECEAP Staff Documents