The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) has released the Comprehensive Early Learning Services Request for Application (RFA) for ECEAP, B-3, and ECLIPSE Expansion for 2023-2024.
ECEAP is Washington State’s pre-kindergarten program that prepares 3- and 4-year-old children and families furthest from opportunity for success in school and in life. ECEAP provides child-centered, individualized preschool education and health coordination services on a foundation of strengths-based family support for the specialized population we serve.
B-3 ECEAP is Washington’s comprehensive birth-to-3 program for low-income children, and children with specific risk factors, also known as Early ECEAP.
ECLIPSE is Washington’s early childhood intervention and prevention services which are trauma-informed, healing-centered, and early learning center-based for families with children birth to 5. ECLIPSE services include therapeutic child, family, and classroom supports for eligible children currently enrolled in Early ECEAP and ECEAP.
Research shows high-quality early learning programs like ECEAP, B-3 ECEAP, and ECLIPSE services save states money over the long run by reducing the need for remedial services in schools, social services, and criminal justice.
On Nov. 28, 2022, the Comprehensive Early Learning Services RFA was released and is open to current and potential ECEAP contractors. Here are some key pieces of information for this process:
When are Applications Due?
- The survey legend Preliminary Application is due no later than Jan. 20, 2023, by 4 p.m. (and is required to move to the next step)
- The Services Application and Exhibit C: Coordinating with Neighboring Organizations are due no later than March 20, 2023, by 4 p.m.
Where Can I Find the Application Materials?
All RFA materials can be found on DCYF’s ECEAP Expansion website.
How Can I Learn More About the RFA for ECEAP Expansion?
Open office hours on Zoom to answer questions will take place:
- Dec. 12, 2022, 12:30-2 p.m.
- Dec. 14, 2022, 8:30-10 a.m. (for Tribal Nations)
- Jan. 9, 2023, 1-2:30 p.m.
- Jan. 26, 2023, 10:30-12 p.m.
- Feb. 6, 2023, 1-2:30 p.m.
Whom Do I Contact if I Have Questions About the RFA for ECEAP Expansion?
For questions about the RFA process, please email the ECEAP Expansion RFA coordinators at email@example.com.
Questions will be gathered and responded to weekly. In addition, a Question and Answer (Q&A) document will be uploaded to the ECEAP Expansion of Services website and updated regularly throughout the RFA process (see RFA materials for more detail).
ECEAP is a high-quality preschool option for eligible children and families. You can help 3- and 4-year-old children in your community be ready for kindergarten!
If you are interested in learning more about the impact ECEAP makes on children, families, and communities, please read the 2018-19 ECEAP Outcomes Report (PDF).
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