ECEAP and Head Start: Services by DCYF
ECEAP is the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program funded by Washington State for children ages 3 to 4. Head Start is a program funded by the federal government for children ages 3 to 4. Some locations include services for women who are pregnant and children from birth to 3.
Attending ECEAP and Head Start allow children to learn to follow classroom procedures, spend time with peers, and manage their feelings. The programs introduce the beginning steps for reading, math, and science. ECEAP and Head Start work with families to support the child’s health and education and create goals. These services can help families access medical, dental, and social services to families and caregivers.