Early Learning (ECEAP)

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The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is Washington’s pre-kindergarten program that prepares children from low-income families for success in school and life. ECEAP focuses on the well-being of the whole child by providing FREE comprehensive nutrition, health, education and family support services. Families with age-eligible children are encouraged to apply for admission to the program. 

Program Locations

Morning and afternoon sessions are offered at each of the following schools:

  • Amistad Elementary
  • Fruitland Building 

Program Requirements

  • Children must be at least 3 years old, but not yet 5 years old, by Aug. 31 of the school year.
  • Parents/guardians must meet income requirements.
  • Live within the Kennewick School District boundaries.
  • Fill out an application packet and submit required documents.
  • Transportation provided to and from a child's session by the Kennewick School District.

Please bring these items with you to register:

1. Income verification for previous year and current monthly income. You may use any of the following documents:

  • Current check stub
  • W-2s or income tax from previous year (if not currently working)
  • Letter on business stationery from employer
  • Unemployment check amount
  • Child support proof
  • DSHS grant letter stating amount
  • Supplemental security letter stating amount

2. Name, address and phone number of employer.

3. Immunizations of the child(ren) you are registering. Must be complete.

4. Birth certificate of the child(ren) being registered.

5. Emergency contact – name, address, and phone number.

6. Daycare provider – name, address, and phone number.

7. Address verification of residential status. Please bring PUD bill or rental/lease agreement.

More information

If you have questions, please call (509) 222-5027.

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(509) 222-5027

Department Contacts

Linda Crowner
Program Manager
(509) 222-6470
Jenny Diaz
ECEAP Site Coordinator
(509) 222-6468
Teresa Mendez
(509) 222-5027
Esther Serrano
ECEAP Early Learning Coach
(509) 222-6460
Sadie Gajdos
ECEAP Health and Nutrition Coordinator
(509) 222-6463