FREE Preschool

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a comprehensive, state-funded preschool program providing free educational services and support to eligible children and their families. ECEAP provides children with a high-quality preschool classroom experience, in addition to comprehensive services for the whole child.

ECEAP Children’s Center South: 3220 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane. (Program is held at the Manito United Methodist Church)

    • School Day Programming: Mon – Thu 8:30am – 3:30p  |   Fri 8:30am – 12:30pm
    • Part Day Programming: Mon – Thu 8:30 – 11:30am

In ECEAP your child will:

  • Get ready for Kindergarten
  • Gain confidence
  • Make friends
  • Learn new skills

In ECEAP you can get help with:

  • Increase your support network
  • Taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle
  • Managing parent stress
  • Learning about more community resources

You may be eligible for ECEAP if your child is 3-4 years old on or before August 31 of this year and:

  • Your child has a diagnosed delay or disability
  • Your child is or has been in foster or kindship care
  • Your family has been involved with CPS
  • You have lost your job or been homeless in the past 12 months
  • Your family falls at or below 50% of the State Median Income. View Income Chart

To start the application process, fill out our ECEAP Interest Form and one of our Family Service Coordinators will be in contact with you.

You can also email us at or call 509 389 7838 for more information, eligibility or for an application.

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