ECEAP and Head Start

ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and Head Start are comprehensive preschool programs that provide free services and support to eligible children and their families. The goal of both programs is to help ensure all Washington children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. The program includes:

  • Early learning preschool
  • Family support and parent involvement
  • Child health coordination and nutrition
What's the difference between ECEAP and Head Start?

ECEAP and Head Start both provide free services and support to eligible children and their families.
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How will ECEAP help my child?

ECEAP helps children and families get ready for kindergarten.
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Who is eligible?

Children are accepted into ECEAP and Head Start based on age, family income, or other reasons that they would benefit from education, family support, and health services.
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How do I enroll a child?

Contact the ECEAP or Head Start agency in your community directly.
ECEAP site locator by city
ECEAP site locator by city - Español
Head Start site locator