Early Childhood Education

The Northeast Washington Early Childhood Program helps children and families prepare for kindergarten and beyond. Our Head Start,
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP, pronounced e—cap) and Access to Baby & Childhood Dentistry programs help to meet our Mission.

Our preschool classrooms support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from age 3 to age 5. We encourage the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teachers. Staff build relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to peers and community. Program services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

Enrollment is at no cost to a family and includes preschool education, health services coordination, and family support services. Children who attend, learn to manage their feelings, get along with others and follow classroom procedures. They build the beginning skills for reading, math and science. The program works closely with parents to support their children’s health and education and to meet family goals.

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Programs provided by Early Childhood Education