Factsheet | February 3, 2022

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) in Washington

ECEAP helps children improve school readiness for kindergarten, as well as become successful young adults

Only 51.5 percent of students in Washington state are entering kindergarten at or above their age level in all six domains of development and learning. Sadly, it is just 35.4 percent for low-income students. The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) helps children improve school readiness among low-income three- and four-year-olds. More than half (54%) of students who participated in two years of ECEAP were ready for kindergarten in all six developmental domains by the end of the programs.

More than half (54%) of students who participated in two years of ECEAP were ready for kindergarten in all six developmental domains by the end of the program

In addition to doing well in school, research shows that having access to a high-quality pre-K program helps children achieve a healthy weight, and stay on the right side of the law. Being well-educated, healthy, and crime-free helps kids become successful as young adults.

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  1. Washington