The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a pre-kindergarten program free to families on a limited income with children ages three through four years. We offer the highest quality services in:
Four-year-olds are given enrollment priority. Children must be four years old by August 31. We enroll children who are three years old by August 31 on a space available basis.
Homeless children are automatically eligible.
Children that are foster, kinship care (living with a family member other than a parent), or adopted after foster or kinship care are automatically eligible.
Children with other risk factors are given enrollment priority.
Our preschool curriculum identifies four areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.
The Curriculum used includes: Foundations in Literacy, Handwriting without Tears, Second Step and Personal Safety, ECHOS science curriculum, Houghton Mifflen Math, and Creative Curriculum.
In addition to proving a high-quality preschool program for children, families participating in ECEAP are involved in Mobility Mentoring, working with a Family Support Coach to support their family's journey to economic self-reliance. Using the Bridge to Child and Family Self Reliance, families identify and set SMART GOALS to increase family well-being.
Family Support services include supporting each families unique needs, such as accessing community resources, referrals, and school involvement and advocacy.
All students receive height, weight, vision and hearing screenings twice a year. Additionally, families receive support in completing regular well-child exams and dental screenings, as well as referrals for individualized health or nutrition needs.