Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program – ECEAP 2016-2017
Early Childhood Programs for Income Eligible Families:
Issaquah School District has partnered with the Washington State Department of Early Learning through the Puget Sound Educational Service District to offer two Part-Day Preschool and Family Assistance Programs for eligible children living within the Issaquah School District Boundaries. The Issaquah School District encompasses more than just Issaquah city limits, with boundaries including all of Issaquah and some neighborhoods in Bellevue, Newcastle, Sammamish, Preston, Renton, and Maple Valley.
Who is Eligible for ECEAP?
Children ages 3-5 who have turned 3 by August 31 of the current school year who are also impacted by a variety of risk factors identified by the Federal and State Guidelines. These risk factors include, but are not limited to, Foster-Care Placement, Limited Family Income, and Homelessness. Our Family Support Specialist (FSS) will work with you to help determine if your child qualifies for one of these free early learning programs.
What is ECEAP?
ECEAP is a free preschool program for children ages 3-5 years of age which is funded through the Washington State Department of Early Learning and the Issaquah School District. The Preschool Classroom meets 4 days per week, for 3 hours per day following the general guidelines of the School Calendar with some adjustments. Transportation is provided to eligible children. A Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is offered along with nutritious meals & snacks, a Family Support component which may include Health Support, Social-Emotional Support, Family Education, and Leadership Opportunities. ECEAP was new to Issaquah School District as of the 2015-2016 School Year and offers 33 preschool slots to eligible children over two sessions (morning OR afternoon).
For ECEAP eligibility information, please contact:
Shannon Inton, ECEAP Family Support Specialist
Kathleen Wood, ECEAP Family Support Specialist
Closure of the ISD Head Start Program- June 30th, 2016
For several decades, the Issaquah School District offered a Head Start Program funded through a Federal grant in conjunction with the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). Due to budget restrictions, PSESD is no longer able to contract with ISD to provide a Head Start program. We are offering the ECEAP Program as an alternate this school year.