Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

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ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) is Washington's pre-kindergarten program for low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families. To promote school success, ECEAP provides preschool education, family support, and health and nutrition services. Research shows high-quality early learning programs like ECEAP save states money over the long run by reducing the need for remedial services in schools, social services, and criminal justice.ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) is Washington's pre-kindergarten program for low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families. To promote school success, ECEAP provides preschool education, family support, and health and nutrition services. Research shows high-quality early learning programs like ECEAP save states money over the long run by reducing the need for remedial services in schools, social services, and criminal justice.

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ECEAP Coaching Toolkit

ECEAP Contractors

Parent Information

   

DEL ECEAP Information

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Contract

Deliverables (also see Forms)

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Director’s Information

For New Directors/Contractors

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Early Achievers

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ELMS

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Enrollment

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ECEAP Expansion *NEW*

Family Support Pilot

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Fiscal Resources

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Forms (also see Enrollment)

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GOLD

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Laws, Rules and Standards

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Recruitment and Outreach

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Reminders and Links

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Staff

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Training and Resources

ECERS (3-Day) Reliability Initial Observation Training
Coaches who are interested in becoming a reliable observer in ECERS-R and have completed the ECERS (1-day) Deep Dive training in the previous 3 months should attend this training. This training is free to Early Achievers coaches supporting ECEAP funded classrooms.  Participants are responsible to arrange their own travel/accommodations and meals.

  • October 11-13, 2017 – Vancouver, WA
  • Register here.

Enrollment and Eligibility Training

Areas of focus include Performance Standards, Real-life enrollment scenarios, ELMS data entry practice and more. All staff who review and verify eligibility information for ECEAP families, and who enroll families into the program should attend. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet with Wi-Fi capability to be able to fully participate. This training is free of charge, except that no-shows will be required to pay the cost of their space, $150, from non-ECEAP funds.

  • October 12, 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM – Spokane Community College, Main 1 Room 253, 1810 North Greene Street, Spokane WA 99217
  • Register here by October 10. You will receive an email confirming your registration. A follow-up email will include directions to the training site.

Families Moving Forward Training Fall 2017

The series includes six sections that can be used in multiple formats. This training is intended for those who want to facilitate Families Moving Forward parenting curriculum. Participants will receive all the training materials for both instructor and parents. All staff who will deliver Families Moving Forward, a DEL curriculum on executive function, to parents and caregivers of ECEAP children should attend.

  • October 13, 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM – Spokane Community College, Main 1 Room 253, 1810 North Greene Street, Spokane WA 99217
  • Register here.

Eastern Early Achievers Institute 

  • October 19-22, 2017 – Hotel RL Spokane at the Park, Spokane, WA
  • Register here
  • For more information about the agenda and lodging scholarships check out the event website here

Teaching Strategies GOLD® Online for Teachers

This two-day introductory training is for staff new to Teaching Strategies GOLD® with a priority for new ECEAP lead teachers. 

  • October 23-24, 2017 – Vancouver (ESD 112)
  • Register here
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