Snohomish County Early Learning Division
“The Early Learning Division works with families and communities to nurture the development, education and overall well-being of young children.”
See our complete ELD Mission, Vision and Values Statement (354 kb).
Early Learning Division Programs
Early Head Start Services
Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program Services
|A program for families on a limited income with children birth to three years old and pregnant women. North Snohomish County Early Head Start partners with families to promote the growth and development of infants and toddlers.
||A FREE preschool program serving low-income children and families, providing quality educational experiences that cultivate the potential of the whole child, and by providing access to health, nutrition and family supports.|
|Go to the Early Head Start page for more information.
||See below for more information about ECEAP.|
Snohomish County ECEAP
Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program
Early Childhood Education (Preschool)
Ready and Successful Children
Health & Nutrition
Healthy Children, Ready to Learn
Ready and Successful Families
ECEAP helps children get ready for Kindergarten and beyond. Children in programs similar to ECEAP are:
- Healthier when they start kindergarten.
- 50% more likely to graduate from high school and go onto college.
- More likely to be employed and earn 70% more after graduating from college.
WHAT ARE THE SERVICES OFFERED?
- Preschool experience focusing on the needs of the whole child
- Activities which build self-esteem, social skills, and physical skills
- Highlights the strengths and diversity of each individual child
- Developmental screenings
- Small class sizes with a 9:1 child-teacher ratio
- HEALTH & NUTRITION
- Medical, dental, vision and hearing screenings
- Nutritious family-style meals
- Health and nutrition education for children and families
- FAMILY SUPPORT
Parents are empowered to set goals for themselves and their families and may receive assistance with a variety of topics, including housing, school, employment, parenting and leadership development.
- Parent education, meetings and Family Fun Nights
- Resources and referrals to community agencies
- Opportunities for personal growth, empowerment and leadership
- Connection to job training and employment programs
- Learn about advocacy and leadership development
HOW CAN PARENTS GET INVOLVED?
- Assist in making program decisions
- Attend parent meetings and classes, such as parenting education
- Volunteer in the classroom, read with a child, assist with projects
- Be active in your child’s learning at home as your child’s first teacher
- Learn about careers, job readiness and gain valuable work experience
- Advocate for your child / family as a leader in your community
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
“ECEAP helped my daughter to be responsible for her things, to make friends, increase self-confidence, and to learn things needed for kindergarten.”
“My daughter loves her teachers! She comes home and tells me everything she learned that day.”
“My daughter is always counting and she loves to go to school.”
“We love ECEAP. I can see the improvement in my son’s social and emotional skills as well as in his learning.”
“ECEAP has helped my child overcome his shyness and make new friends.”
“The staff at ECEAP supported our family and helped us get through some really hard times.”
“My daughter learned to be more social, to respect herself, and to respect others.”
“ECEAP has helped my son become a great person.”
GENERAL ECEAP PROGRAM INFORMATION:
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES:
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For a complete list of services provided by Snohomish County Human Services, please go to the Human Services Department home page.
EARLY LEARNING DIVISION (ELD) NEWS
- EARLY LEARNING DIVISION (ELD) NEWSLETTERS:
*ELD = Early Learning Division Newsletters: contain news and information from both the Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program and Early Head Start
*ECEAP = Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program Newsletters
Where available, the Spanish version is linked beside each newsletter
- MEDIA AND PRESS ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ECEAP is funded by the Washington State Department of Early Learning.
For more information, call 425-388-7010
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