Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Providing high quality, comprehensive preschool programs for income-eligible families with children age 3 or 4. ECEAP helps all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

ECEAP logoNEWESD 101 is a local administrator of Washington's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). ECEAP is a comprehensive, state-funded high-quality preschool program providing free educational services and supports to eligible children and their families. 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's 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 and on the "South Hill" in Spokane County.
For a map of local ECEAP sites, click here:
ECEAP Location Map

We are accepting ECEAP Applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Apply Today!  

To request an ECEAP Application, click here. You can choose to have the application send to your email (to complete electronically or to print out and complete by hand and bring to the site) or mailed to your home. You will need to have the verification documents available to upload to the electronic application or to send back in the mail or bring to the site. If you do not have the verification documents available at the time you complete the electronic  application, you will be contacted to complete the verification process to finish the application process.   

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

We need ECEAP preschool assistant teachers at the Mead Early Learning Center and at the Davenport ECEAP preschool program

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in supporting the ECEAP preschool programs, view the job description on the NEWESD 101 website: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/esd101

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