ERIC Number: ED354094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Washington's Future. 1989-1990 Annual Report of Washington State's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program.
Washington State Dept. of Community Development, Olympia.
As part of an effort to correct major social problems, the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) was created in the State of Washington. The ECEAP offers comprehensive, quality preschool programs for children of families who have an income at or below the federal poverty level. An introductory section of the report provides background information on the ECEAP and describes the ECEAP's accomplishments that relate to education, health, social services, and parent involvement. A section on issues examines the demographics of the population served by the ECEAP and discusses the program's effect on children's transition to kindergarten and public school, the problem of dropping out of school, crime, and teenage pregnancy. A section on administration describes the agencies and agency collaborations that are involved in the delivery of the program. Additional sections discuss the future of the ECEAP, highlight the governor's support for the program, and offer concluding remarks. (PM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Community Development, Olympia.