ECEAP           ECEAP        

    Apply Today!   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 Form
    To 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 Brochure
    Children are accepted into ECEAP based on their age, family income and other reasons they would benefit from education, family support, and health services. 
    • 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.
    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 Enrollment
    First Step First step: Prescreening Form
    Click 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 Second step: Combined Prescreen, Application and Verification
    Click 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 Application
    To verify the application, please bring the following information to be reviewed by an ECEAP staff member:
    • 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.
    Third Step Third step: Enrollment
    Once 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 Options
    Not 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:
    • 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
    The following sites may have openings and program options:
    Curlew School District (509) 779-4931 Part-day & Full-Day
    Davenport School District (509) 725-4006
    Green 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
    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, or
    Northport School District (509) 732-4441 ext. 134 Part-day
    Orient School District (509) 684-6873
    Part-day AM or
    Full Day
    Reardan-Edwall School District (509) 796-2511 ext. 306
    Part-day AM or
    Republic School District (509) 775-3327 ext. 130
    Part-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
    Summit Valley School District (serving Addy and surrounding communities) (509) 935-6362 Part-day
    To 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.aspx 


    2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines, effective for ECEAP February 1, 2017:

    2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines

    Child’s Age 2016-2017

    Household Size

    110% of Federal Poverty Level

    Enrolled 1st

    Enrolled 2nd


    Annual Income

    Monthly Income

    4 years old by 8/31/2016

    (born between 9/1/2011 and 8/31/2012)




    Income Eligible

    3 years old by 8/31/2016

    (born between 9/1/2012 and 8/31/2013)




    Income Eligible

























    For each additional

    family member, add



    If income is over 110%, families may be placed on waiting list.

    ECEAP is funded by the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL).
    More information on ECEAP can also be found at the Department of Early Learning Web site:
    Download "ECEAP Making a Difference" by clicking here: ECEAP Making a Difference
    To view the ECEAP Parent Policy Council website, click here: PARENT POLICY COUNCIL
    Parent 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.
Last Modified on December 14, 2017