Deer Park Early Learning Center/ECEAP
Deer Park Early Learning Center Preschool / ECEAP (Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program) is an inclusive-model preschool for qualified three and four year old children in the Deer Park School District. Washington State’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program provides comprehensive preschool programs that provide free services and support to eligible children and their families. The goal of both programs is to help ensure all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. Children may qualify for enrollment in one of several ways:
- being four or three years of age by August 31st, at the start of the current school year
- family size and income @ 110% of Federal Poverty Level
- developmental concerns
The program focuses on age appropriate social, emotional, and developmental skills designed to help the child learn through play. Opportunities abound for the child to explore through free play, circle time and focused theme activities. There are five classes held Monday – Thursday; three in the morning session (8:05AM – 10:50AM) and two in the afternoon session (12:05PM – 2:50PM). The morning session provides breakfast and a snack. The afternoon program provides lunch and a snack.
Please call 464-5680 for eligibility information
Deer Park Early Learning Center Preschool / ECEAP serves young children and their families with a high quality, safe and nurturing environment by promoting physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while honoring the individual strengths and culture of each child’s family.
Preschool News & Events
2017/18 Preschool year starts September 11!
We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications are available at the preschool (1406 E D St) and the elementary school. Families earning 110% or below the Federal Poverty Level are eligible. Please call 464-5680 for more information.
Early Childhood Websites
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 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’.
Talk With Your Kids
Talk With Your Kids is a national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children early and often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, and alcohol and drug abuse.
The Whole Child
The Whole Child provides child development resources for parents and educators including articles, videos, and age appropriate activities.