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What is ECEAP?
Created in 1985
federal Head Start
Where is ECEAP?
Integrate education, family support and health
Foster child development to enhance success in
school and life.
Support each parent as their child’s first and most
Provide culturally relevant services.
Who is served by ECEAP?
8,391 slots for children
Age 3 or 4
Income ≤110% FPL
($24,585 for family of 4)
environmental risk factors
Income and Parents’ Education
64% of ECEAP families are at or below annual
incomes of $17,880 for a family of four.
37% of ECEAP children have parents with with
less than high school education.
11% have parents with less than a seventh-grade
72% of ECEAP families have income from wages,
but qualify because their wages are so low.
7% of ECEAP children
3% were in foster care
18,500 eligible children
were not served by
ECEAP or Head Start
More than 4,000
children were on
ECEAP waiting lists
ECEAP Comprehensive Services
Health Services Coordination
Medical and dental access
Medical and dental exam
Healthy meals and snacks
Family health education
Health & nutrition referrals
ECEAP Health Outcomes
39% were behind on well-child exams at
96% were up to date by the end of the year.
5% got needed medical treatment as a result.
55% were behind on dental screenings at
91% were up to date by the end of the year.
21% got needed dental treatment.
Parent Comment on
ECEAP’s Oral Health Focus
ECEAP, I found
out my child
tooth decay. We
now are taking
better care of
A child whose mouth hurts has a hard time
focusing in kindergarten.
ECEAP Health Outcomes
6% received mental
3.5% received vision
care as a result of
hearing evaluation as
a result of screening.
Parenting skill development
Resources & referrals
Encouraging long-term participation in their
Know community programs 59% 81%
Comfortable talking with
Help their child develop and
Has trusted people 78% 88%
Rely on someone when they
Read to child
more than three 55% 71%
times a week.
Have a goal and
a plan for 61% 85%
major goal in
the last year.
End-of-Year Parent Ratings of ECEAP
ECEAP helped us become actively 19% - good job
involved in our child’s education. 80% - excellent
ECEAP included us in decisions about 16% - good job
our child’s education. 83% - excellent
ECEAP provided us with opportunities to 33% - good job
learn from other parents. 62% - excellent
ECEAP is funded by the
Minimum $6,630 per slot to contractors
97.8% contracts to communities
2.2% Department of Early