• Auburn School District ECEAP provides FREE preschool for eligible 3 and 4 year olds. 

    What is ECEAP? 

    ECEAP (pronounced “E-Cap”) is the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. This is a FREE comprehensive preschool and family service program supported by the state of Washington. All previous Auburn School District Head Start classrooms have been converted to ECEAP. 

    We offer: 

    • Trained teaching staff 
    • Kindergarten preparation 
    • Nutritious meals and snacks 
    • Health and developmental screenings 
    • Support for families 

    Click here for a short (1-minute) video introduction to ECEAP, in English and in Spanish.  

     Who is eligible? 

    • Children age 3-4 years by August 31
    • Children in Foster Care/Kinship Care 
    • Children adopted out of Foster Care
    • Families receiving TANF or SSI for disability 
    • Families experiencing homelessness 
    • Children with disabilities or IEPs 
    • Families living on limited incomes 

    We enroll children based on eligibility factors, family needs, and available openings. 


    We recognize upcoming boundary changes may impact our locations. We will do our best to communicate with families and update this information as soon as we are aware of changes in program locations.

    Locations & Class Times 

    We have ECEAP classrooms in seven locations around Auburn: 

    Alpac Elementary - 310 Milwaukee Blvd N, Pacific, WA 98047

    Chinook Elementary on K St SE - 1825 K St SE, Auburn, WA 98002 

    Terminal Park Elementary - 1101 D St SE, Auburn, WA 98002  

    Lea Hill Elementary at School 16 - 13002 SE 304th St Auburn, WA 98092

    Dick Scobee Elementary - 1031 14th St NE, Auburn, WA 98002

    Gildo Rey Elementary - 1005 37th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

    Pioneer Elementary - 2301 M St SE, Auburn, WA 98002


    Updates for the 2021-2022 School Year:

    • Our Chinook classroom will move to the Old Olympic Middle School Building on K Street SE
    • Lea Hill classroom will move to School 16 


    How to Apply 

    To apply for ECEAP Preschool, please submit the following:

    • Completed application (one per child)
    • Proof of income (12 months or previous calendar year)
    • Proof of child's birthdate
    • Proof of guardianship
    • Immunization record (CIS)

    Contact us if you need help to complete the application or if you do not have all of the requested documents. A list of acceptable documents can be found on the instruction page of the application.

    Print an application from the links below, or pick one up at the location nearest you. Please return applications for our Pioneer and Terminal Park locations to our Main Office to be processed.

    Note: Please submit only ONE application to apply to any or all of our locations. Applications are listed below, for the current school year 21-22. 


    ECEAP Application 2021-2022 
    English Spanish Amharic Arabic Russian Somali Vietnamese Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Simplified)


    Contact Us 

    If you have questions about our program or need help completing an application, please call us or complete our ECEAP Interest Form.

    Auburn School District ECEAP Main Office: (253) 931-4943

    Auburn School District ECEAP E-Mail: ECEAP@auburn.wednet.edu

    (In order to best protect your privacy, we ask that you please do not send confidential documents or information to our program via email)

    Interpreter Line for Spanish Speakers: (253) 288-9935
    *Interpreters for other languages may be available upon request.

    Physical Address:

    Auburn ECEAP Main Office
    Pioneer Elementary on K St
    1825 K St SE, Auburn, WA
    Auburn, WA 98002

    Mailing Address:

    Auburn ECEAP
    c/o Pioneer Elementary 
    1825 K St SE
    Auburn, WA 98002


    Useful Links

    ECEAP Flyer - Spanish

    ECEAP Flyer - English