The newly opened 49th Street Early Care and Education Center, located on the Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School campus in Vancouver, provides full-day preschool for up to 72 ECEAP-eligible children ages 3-5 years old. Children are accepted into the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) based on their age, family income, and other developmental or environmental risk factors.

The 49th Street Early Care and Education Center is a partnership between Educational Service District 112 (ESD 112) and Evergreen School District. The center’s classrooms underwent an extensive remodel prior to opening its doors.

“We appreciate our partnership with Evergreen School District and are excited about the new center,” said Jodi Wall, Executive Director for Early Care and Education at ESD 112. “We’re happy that we can expand our services to young children and their families in the community.”

ECEAP is a comprehensive preschool program that provides free health services coordination and family support services. Funded by Washington State, ECEAP helps children and families get ready for kindergarten and is free to enrolled families.

The ECEAP program includes:

  • Preschool instruction
  • Developmental screenings and referrals
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Health and dental screenings
  • Home visits
  • Parent leadership opportunities
  • Family events
  • Kindergarten readiness activities
  • Transportation provided in some service areas

The 49th Street center is currently accepting applications into the ECEAP program. For enrollment or eligibility information, please call 360-952-3466 or email Visit our website to learn more.