Early Childhood Services
The Early Childhood Services at OlyCAP are focused on addressing the needs of families with children age five and younger. Preschool, early childhood development, and family support services are offered at sites throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Children enrolled receive a developmental screening, an individualized learning plan, at least two meals each day and an active learning experience on days they attend the center. In addition to children services, each family enrolled receives support in accessing medical and dental care for their child, parenting education, home visits and help with finding needed services or resources in the community. Our services are offered free to all qualifying families.
To locate Early Childhood Services in your county, click on the following links:
- Jefferson County Head Start / Early Head Start Program locations
- Clallam County Head Start / Early Head Start / Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program locations
Head Start/Early Head Start
Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. The program strives to engage parents in their children’s leaning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Additionally, the Early Head Start program promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, promotes healthy family functioning, and strengthens the development of infants and toddlers.
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)
The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program is a whole-child, family-focused pre-school program designed to help low-income and at-risk children and their families succeed in school and life. Because of the many factors that affect a child’s learning ability and development, ECEAP has four interactive components. They are: learning in a pre-school setting, health screening and assistance with follow-up medical and dental care, healthy snacks and meals, and family support including help accessing resources and social service. ECEAP classrooms are located in Forks and Port Angeles. Our services are offered free to all qualifying families. The following applications should be used for the Forks ECEAP classrooms only.
For Applications and Cover Letters in English and Spanish, click on the following links:
- Forks Location Only – 2022-23 – ECEAP Application – English
- Forks Location Only – 2022-23 – ECEAP Application – Spanish