Deer Park Early Learning Center/ECEAP

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Deer Park’s Early Learning Center Preschool/ ECEAP (Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program) is an inclusive-model preschool for income eligible and/or developmentally qualified three and four year old children in the Deer Park School District.  Through ECEAP Washington State provides comprehensive preschool programs that provide free services and support to eligible children and their families. The goal of both ECEAP and Deer Park School District is to provide a strong learning foundation for preschool aged children which will help to ensure that they can enter kindergarten ready to succeed. Children may qualify for enrollment in one of a few ways:

  1. being three or four years of age by August 31st, at the start of the current school year
  2. having a family size and qualifying income at or below 110% of the Federal Poverty Level
  3. Having any developmental concerns or already on an IEP

The program focuses on age appropriate social, emotional, and developmental skills designed to help the child learn through play and a creative curriculum. Opportunities abound for the child to explore through free play, circle time and focused, themed classroom activities, as well as to build their resiliency and discover our community.

There are four classes held Monday – Thursday; two morning sessions from 8:05 AM – 11:55 AM and two afternoon sessions 11:55 PM – 2:55 PM.  The morning session includes  breakfast and a snack. The afternoon program includes lunch and a snack.

We also offer a Full Day class from 8:05 am -2:55 pm, primarily for kids who are returning for their second year. This includes breakfast, lunch and one snack, as well as a quiet/nap time and outside time.


Mission Statement

The ECEAP at Deer Park’s Early Learning Center Preschool serves young children and their families in a safe and nurturing environment by promoting physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while honoring the individual strengths and culture of each child’s family. We are also a high quality, developmentally appropriate, inclusive and integrated program for children of all abilities.

Preschool News & Events

Preschool Applications for the 2020/2021 School Year.

Parents: we are currently accepting new student applications for the 2020-2021 school year. As our building is currently closed, our pre-screen applications are now available at the Arcadia Elementary Office at 1120 E. “D” Street  from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. M-F and also at the District Office at North 428 Main Ave. Please return completed forms to either location. One of our Family Service Specialists will follow up with you.

Families with incomes at or below 110% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible. There are no fees for this program. Questions? Please email our  ECEAP Coordinator Angie Farmer at the email address above or leave a message at 464-5680.

Early Childhood Websites

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline has free resources to help build a family of safety, connection, and problem-solving.

Bright Futures
Bright Futures materials for families are available on a wide range of mental, physical, and emotional health issues for children from the prenatal months through age 21.

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Campaign 
The campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.

Family Voices
Family Voices provides information and education about the health care of children with spec ial health needs. The website includes links to resources and information on advocacy.

KidsHealth provides families with up-to-date health information, with separate areas for kids, teens, and parents.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. The site can locate accredited programs by zip code.

Center for Parent Information and Resources
Find information to help support you in caring for your child with a disability, or helping children with disabilities achieve their full potential.

Parent to Parent-USA
Parent to Parent programs provide emotional and informational support to families of children who have special needs most notably by matching parents seeking support with an experienced, trained ‘Support Parent’.

The Whole Child
The Whole Child provides child development resources for parents and educators including articles, videos, and age appropriate activities.

ECEAP Teachers


Mrs. Renee-Full Day Class

Miss Kim- Half Day A.M. and P.M.

Miss Lacey-Half Day A.M. 

Miss Terri- Half Day P.M. 

Mrs. Nessa-Special Education Teacher

Family Service Specialists

Chandra Champagne 

Dorothy Foreman