State of Preschool Report Shows Progress in Washington State

Group of children raising their hands during floor time

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) has a goal to ensure 90 percent of children in Washington State are ready for kindergarten by 2020 with race and income eliminated as predictors of their readiness.

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a large part of DCYF’s strategy to accomplishing this goal of kindergarten readiness, as it prepares 3- and 4-year-olds from low-income families for success in school and life.