Now accepting ECEAP applications for the 2017-2018 school year!To complete the first step in the application process (described below) for the 2017-2018 school year complete a Prescreening Form online follow the link here: ECEAP Prescreening FormTo request a paper application and verification documents be sent to you in the mail, Click Here.NEWESD 101 is the local administrator of Washington's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP; pronounced ee-cap), a comprehensive, state-funded preschool program providing free educational services and support to eligible children and their families. ECEAP provides children with a high-quality preschool classroom experience, in addition to comprehensive services for the whole 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 13 school districts and two child care centers, the NEWESD 101 Center for Early Childhood provides ECEAP services in Adams, Lincoln, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, as well as the Mead School District in north Spokane County. NEWESD 101 ECEAP Site Locations 2017*For other ECEAP/Head Start/Early Head Start programs within Spokane County, visit the Community Colleges of Spokane's website for more information and locations. http://www.ccs.spokane.edu/Head-Start.aspx
Download an ECEAP Brochure here: ECEAP BrochureChildren are accepted into ECEAP based on their age, family income and other reasons they would benefit from education, family support, and health services.
ECEAP gives priority to a child who: will be in kindergarten the following year; is in foster care or involved with the child welfare system; is homeless; has the lowest incomes.Steps for EnrollmentFirst step: Prescreening FormClick here to complete an ECEAP Prescreening Form online. To contact the ECEAP site see the list below or to receive a paper form or combined application Click Here. By completing this form, you are expressing your interest in the ECEAP program. You will be contacted by an ECEAP staff member to complete the remainder of the combined application and to verify age, income and child's immunization status. You can skip this step by completing the combined application and verification form with an ECEAP staff member or print the copy out from the link below.Second step: Combined Prescreen, Application and VerificationClick Here for a printable paper copy of the combined application or visit the ECEAP site to pick up a paper copy. Eligibility is not fully determined until this application is completed, verified by an ECEAP staff member, and submitted to the Center for Early Childhood to be entered into the Early Learning Management System (ELMS) and child is placed on the wait list for the site.Haga clic aqui para obtener una copia en papel de impresion de la aplicacion combinada en espanol. Spanish ApplicationTo verify the application, please bring the following information to be reviewed by an ECEAP staff member:
- ECEAP accepts children who are 3 or 4 years old by August 31 of the year applying.
- ECEAP accepts families at or below 110 percent of the federal poverty level. See chart below or click here.
- Up to 10 percent of all enrolled children can be from families who are above the income requirements. To qualify for over-income enrollment, children must (1) qualify for school district special education services; or (2) have developmental or environmental risk factors that could affect school success.
Third step: EnrollmentOnce the application has been verified and sent to the Center for Early Childhood to be entered into ELMS database, a priority number is assigned and eligibility is determined for part-day, full-day and/or extended-day program options. Enrollment is based on the highest priority for the program option and space availability at the time of enrollment, as well as consideration of best placement for the child. An ECEAP staff member will be in contact with you when space is available in the class to confirm enrollment. Additional enrollment paperwork may need to be completed before attending class.ECEAP Program OptionsNot all sites operate every program option. Some may operate a combination of part-day and full-day classes. For specific hours and days of ECEAP classes, contact the site listed below. The ELMS data system will determine eligibility for program options based on parent employment, education or training hours and activities, as well as consideration of best placement for the child.Part-Day program options are a minimum of 2.5 hours per class session with classes meeting 3 to 4 days per week (depending on location). Most classes operate during the regular school year (September-May or June).Full-Day program options are usually between 5.5 to 6.5 hours per class with classes meeting 4 to 5 days per week (depending on location). Most classes operate during the regular school year (September-June). This model is intended for families who do not need full-time child care (for example: working part-time, in job training/search, other family situations that do not require full-time child care).Extended-Day/Year program options are at least 10 hours per day, 5 days per week, 12 months per year (August-July). This model provides children with comprehensive preschool services integrated with full-time child care in one setting, with ECEAP requirements met for all hours of care. This model is intended for families that are working/training full-time and need full-time child care.All programs include the following:
- Proof of your child's age (birth certificate or other official documentation)
- Family income (pay stubs for the past 12 months, W-2 or most current tax return, other statements of income including unemployment check amount, child support proof, DSHS grant letter stating amount, supplemental security letter stating amount, letter from employer on business stationary).
- Up-to-date Immunization record for the child as well as dates of last medical well-child and dental exams.
The following sites may have openings and program options:
- School Readiness activities for you and your child
- Family Involvement/Engagement
- Health screenings
- Nutritious meals/snacks
- Home/School learning activities
- Home visits
- Family Support Services
- Parent Education and Professional Development
- Fun learning activities
Curlew School District (509) 779-4931 Part-day & Full-Day Davenport School District (509) 725-4006Part-dayGreen Gable Children's Center North
(serving the Mead School District)
(509) 842-0465 Part-Day AM, Part-Day PM, or Extended-day & year Green Gable Children's Center South
(Waterford Court location)
(509) 842-0465 Full-Day Harrington School District (509) 253-4331 x120 Part-day Lind School District (509) 677-3481 ext. 408 Part-day Loon Lake School District (509) 233-2212 Full-day Mead Early Learning Center at Colbert Elementary (serving the Mead School District)***(509) 847-9779 or(509) 323-2720(NEWESD 101 ECEAP Enrollment Assistant)Part-Day AM, Part-Day PM, orFull-Day Northport School District (509) 732-4441 ext. 134 Part-day Orient School District (509) 684-6873Part-day AM orFull Day Reardan-Edwall School District (509) 796-2511 ext. 306Part-day AM orFull-day Republic School District (509) 775-3327 ext. 130Part-day AM,Part-Day PM, or Full-day Ritzville School District (509) 659-5106 Part-day Selkirk School District (serving Metaline, Metaline Falls and Ione) (509) 446-4225 Part-day AM or PM Spokane Tribe of Indians TANF ECEAP (prioritizes Tribal children first)*** (509) 533-1360 x1437 Full-day Summit Valley School District (serving Addy and surrounding communities) (509) 935-6362 Part-dayTo speak with the ECEAP Enrollment Assistant for more information or if you have questions about the application and enrollment process, please call (509) 323-2720 or 1-800-531-4285 between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday).***For other ECEAP/Head Start/Early Head Start programs within Spokane County, visit the Community Colleges of Spokane's website for more information and locations. http://www.ccs.spokane.edu/Head-Start.aspx2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines, effective for ECEAP February 1, 2017:
2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Child’s Age 2016-2017
110% of Federal Poverty Level
4 years old by 8/31/2016
(born between 9/1/2011 and 8/31/2012)
3 years old by 8/31/2016
(born between 9/1/2012 and 8/31/2013)
For each additional
family member, add
If income is over 110%, families may be placed on waiting list.To view the ECEAP Parent Policy Council website, click here: PARENT POLICY COUNCILParent Policy Council is parents and community members working together with the director and staff of the NorthEast Washington ESD 101 Early Childhood Education and Assistance Progran (ECEAP) to offer input on procedures, budget and plans that affect all ECEAP families and staff.