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 13 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, Stevens and Pend Oreille 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 2018-2019 school year. 
To start, click here to complete an ECEAP Application Prescreen. 

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

ECEAP provides a family-centered preschool experience that includes:

  • Education: Children take part in a wide variety of activities in a positive, culturally sensitive environment. During class days children build their social skills through activities, songs, science and dramatic play.
  • Health and Nutrition: Children gain access to medical, dental, and mental health services and receive nutritious snacks as part of the classroom experience.
  • Parent Involvement: Parents may choose to take part in and make decisions about their children's education through involvement in policy councils, support groups, and work in the classroom and home.
  • Family Support Services: Families are linked to community services and the resources they need.

More information on ECEAP can also be found at the Washington State's Department for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) website: http://www.dcyf.wa.gov


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