Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)
Direct email: MeadowCrest.Headstart.ECEAP@rentonschools.us
The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), at Meadow Crest Early Learning Center, is a comprehensive free state-funded preschool program providing early childhood programs for low income preschool children and their families. Modeled after the federally funded Head Start program, ECEAP experiences include:
- Early childhood education services
- Nutrition services
- Health screenings and follow-up
- Family support
- Family engagement and leadership opportunities
ECEAP preschool provides wonderful early learning opportunities for preschool-aged students living within the Renton School District boundaries. Preschool-aged children experience pre-kindergarten learning in a structured and nurturing environment. The ECEAP preschool encourages parent and extended family involvement and offers evening activities for families regularly throughout the school year.
Renton School District offers four sessions of Part-Day ECEAP preschool and one session of Full-Day preschool at Meadow Crest Early Learning Center,. Each session includes one teacher and one assistant. ECEAP Part-Day students attend classes four days per week (Mondays through Thursdays) from 9:15am to 12:45pm, breakfast and lunch provided OR 12:45pm to 4:15pm, with lunch and a snack provided. ECEAP Full Day students attend from 9:15am-4:15pm, Monday through Thursday and are provided breakfast, lunch and a snack.
For a child to participate in the ECEAP preschool program, families must meet the following criteria:
* Income: families must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for the ECEAP preschool program
* Age: children must turn 3 years-old by August 31st.
* Address: families must live within the Renton School District boundaries
How to Apply
If you are interested in submitting an application for your child to enter the ECEAP program at Meadow Crest Early Learning Center, please contact:
Christine Miller (Habla Español)