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Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program

Still accepting applications for 2021-2022 school year.
Applications for school year 2022-2023 will be accepted starting in May.
Interested in ECEAP? Click HERE.

The Edmonds School District’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (pronounced as "E-cap") is a state-funded FREE preschool program for qualifying 3 and 4-year old children and their families. Morning and afternoon half-day ECEAP classes are currently offered at Mountlake Terrace Elementary and Lynndale Elementary schools. Online option is also available.

Starting school year 2021-2022, ECEAP classes will move to Alderwood Early Childhood Center (AECC) and the Woodway Center (former Woodway Elementary School). There will no longer be ECEAP at Lynndale and Mountlake Terrace Elementary. 

ECEAP is a comprehensive program that focuses on the well-being of the whole child. A team of specialists collaborate with parents to provide:


  • Preschool experience focusing on the needs of the whole child
  • Activities which build self-esteem, social, emotional, and physical skills
  • Highlights the strengths and diversity of each individual child
  • 10:1 child-teacher ratio
  • Support for dual language learners

Health and Nutrition

  • Medical, dental, vision and hearing screenings
  • Nutritious family-style meals
  • Health and nutrition education for children and families

Family Support

  • Parenting classes
  • Assistance to develop and meet family goals
  • Resources and referrals to community agencies
  • Connect with job training and employment programs
  • Learn to advocate for your child's needs

Enrolling in ECEAP

To enroll in ECEAP, families must apply and qualify. Eligibility to the program is based on income, family circumstances, and environmental or developmental factors. Learn more about your Eligibility to the program and how to Apply

If you would like to start the application process or would like more information, please fill out the ECEAP Inquiry Form and a staff member will contact you. 


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