EARLY LEARNING LEADS TO EARLY SUCCESS!

College Place Public Schools offers early learning programs including.

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is Washington’s pre-kindergarten program that assists children from low income families for success in school and beyond. ECEAP focuses on the whole child by offering FREE comprehensive education, nutrition, health, and family support services. CPPS families with age eligible children are encouraged to apply for the program. ECEAP is offered four days a week. 

Developmental Preschool (DPS) serves students with special needs, ages 3-5. There are morning and afternoon classes.  Transportation will be provided to and from preschool by College Place Public Schools.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is an early learning program, primarily for 4-year-olds, designed to help close the opportunity gap that we see among students entering kindergarten.

Location:
Programs are located at: Iglesia Adventista -255 SE Larch Avenue, College Place, WA 99324

Times:
ECEAP - Monday – Thursday (No ECEAP on Friday)
AM: 8:00 am-11:00 pm
PM: 11:50 am-2:50 pm

Developmental Preschool (DPS) - Monday -Thursday (NO DPS on Friday)
AM: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
PM: 11:50 am- 2:50 pm 

Transitional K Program - Monday - Friday
AM: 8:00 am - 2:15 pm

Early Release 
On early release days, there will be no afternoon Developmental preschool.
Preschool Calendar

How to Register:
English Application

Spanish Application

Questions?
If you have any questions please call the Davis Elementary School at 509-525- 5110

Early Childhood
Education & Assistance Program

(ECEAP) is Washington’s pre-kindergarten program that assists children from low income families for success in school and beyond. ECEAP focuses on the whole child by offering FREE comprehensive education, nutrition, health, and family support services. CPPS families with age eligible children are encouraged to apply for the program. ECEAP is offered four days a week with an AM and PM session.

ECEAP Requirements:

  • Children must be at least 3 years old, but not yet 5 years old by August 31 of the current school year.

  • Parents/Guardians must meet income requirements set by the state.

  • Live within the College Place Public Schools boundaries.

  • Fill out an application packet with required documentation (ECEAP only)

Developmental Preschool

(DPS) serves students with special needs, ages 3-5. The focus is on allowing children to develop socially as well as providing specially designed instruction in their qualifying areas of special education. Our morning preschool class is for ages 3-4, two days a week. Our PM class is for ages 4-5, 4 days a week. Transportation will be provided to and from preschool by College Place Public Schools.

DPS Requirements

  •  Students in DPS must qualify for special education services in multiple areas.

Transitional Kindergarten

Also known as TK, is an early learning program, primarily for four-year-olds, designed to help close the opportunity gap that we see among students entering kindergarten. TK provides children who demonstrate a need, or their family cannot access a community program, the chance to engage in a high-quality early learning experience. Eligible students must be four-years-old by August 31 to participate.

Priority of TK will be based on:

  • Turn 4yrs-old by August 31 (cannot be 5yrs-old on August 31)

  •  Lack access (financial, availability, or other) to a licensed pre-school opportunity (opportunity gap)

  • Qualify for Free/Reduced meals (income gap)

  • Qualify for bilingual education (language gap)

  • Exhibit lagging social and/or academic skills based on the CPPS administered screener (performance gap)

Click link to Register for TK:
https://www.cpps.org/article/710490

*Registering for TK is not guaranteed, as spots are limited. An administrator will contact you.

Early Childhood Staff

Chris Plucker
Preschool Administrator
cplucker@cpps.org

Kari Weed
Special Services Director
kweed@cpps.org

Shawna Wolford
ECEAP Lead Paraeducator
swolford@cpps.org

Beth Mertens
DP Teacher
emertens@cpps.org

TK Teacher
Christina Arevalo
carevalo@cpps.org

Birth to Three services:

Early intervention services are designed to enable children birth to 3 with developmental delays or disabilities to be active and successful during the early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings—in their homes, in child care, in preschool or school programs, and in their communities.

Additional information:  https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/child-development-supports/esit

Contact Info:

ESD 123 Referral Contact: Jaenemy Luengas  
Toll Free: (888) 547-8441
Tel: (509) 412-4234 |
Fax: (509) 544-5798
jluengas@esd123.org