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Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services (ECLIPSE) program, formally known as Medicaid Treatment Child Care (MTCC) has been administered by the Department of Early Learning (DEL) since November 1, 2011. ECLIPSE serves children zero to 5 years old who are at risk of child abuse and neglect and may be experiencing behavioral health issues due to exposure to complex trauma. ECLIPSE services are provided in two community-based programs in Washington: Childhaven in King County and Catholic Charities Serving Central WA in Yakima County.


To report suspected or known child abuse or neglect, or for any licensing complaints, call 866-END-HARM (866-363-4276). Learn more about who is required to report child abuse and neglect.


ECLIPSE Services

ECLIPSE services include behavioral screening, clinical assessment, treatment planning, monthly home visits, and center-based infant, toddler, and preschool individual treatment and socialization opportunities. 


The day program is offered Monday through Friday and operates year round. Individual treatment and socialization is offered in an age appropriate early learning environment that promotes self–help skills, pro-social skills, models self-regulation techniques, and practices and reinforces positive peer to peer and child to adult caregiver interactions. 


ECLIPSE Eligibility

Employees of DSHS' Economic Services Administration (ESA), Children’s Administration (CA) and Public Health (PHN) identify and refer children to ECLIPSE whom have experienced toxic stress as a result of biological, familial, and environmental risk factors such as fetal exposure to alcohol and/or drugs or other types of abuse and neglect and require center-based early care mental health services.   


Eligibility Forms

Parent Survey

For further information on the ECLIPSE Program, please contact:


Veronica Santangelo, MSW

Program Administrator