The Early Childhood Services at OlyCAP are focused on addressing the needs of families with children age five and younger. Preschool, early childhood development, child care 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.
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.
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.
228 W. First St. Suite J
Port Angeles, WA 98362
360-452-4726 Ext. 6261
Early Childhood Services would like to congratulate Darlene Apeland, Family Educator at Quilcene ECEAP. Darlene was selected as a “Teacher of Excellence” by the Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP, and received this recognition at the WSA luncheon on 1/27/09.
Way to go Darlene! We appreciate your dedication to your work with children and your commitment to excellence.