Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a Washington state-funded, early-education program that prepares children for kindergarten, by building social and cognitive competence, as well as school-readiness skills. This state program works collaboratively with the federal Head Start program.

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This program serves children ages 3-5 who are income-eligible, children who have been diagnosed with a disability, and the families who support them. Children who turn age 5 by August 31 are not eligible since they are age-eligible to attend kindergarten in public school.

Class Format

MCCC offers a school day option 5 days a week with a minimum of 6 hours per day.

The number of classes offered and times can be specific to each MCCC center, so please find the location closest to you and contact for details. SEE LOCATIONS

Limited transportation may also be available, at designated sites, to all enrolled MCCC children.

Parental Support

All MCCC programs engage parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs. Learn how you can actively participate in program operations through the Parent Policy Council.


Family Support Services

All families enrolled in an MCCC early-education program, also receive access to our Family Support Services. These services include nutritious meals, insurance and medical appointment support, dental screenings, vision/hearing screenings, prenatal support, mental health services and limited transportation services–all important to a child’s intellectual and physical growth.



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