Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program is a private, non-profit organization serving Southeast Washington and North Central Idaho. Our primary purpose is to provide early childhood education and family support services to limited-income families through several sources including Head Start (HS), Early Head Start (EHS), the state of Washington’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and the state of Idaho’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs.

Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program collectively works together to prevent the achievement gap and promote school readiness and future academic success by insuring that all of our enrolled children are socially, physically, and academically ready for kindergarten.

To ensure this happens, our staff performs ongoing assessments for each of the six domains listed in each of these charts. These assessments help us work together with families to make developmental goals and measurable objectives that promote positive outcomes and prepare each child for future success.


Washington’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program provides preschool for low income and at-risk children in Washington state. The target ECEAP population is 3 and 4 year old children and their families whose household incomes are at or below 110 percent of the federal poverty level. 

Mission Statement

Upholding best practice standards in Early Childhood Education through quality services  

Vision Statement

Nurturing Children, 

Empowering Families

Values Statement

As professionals we value integrity, communication and teamwork.

We work together, reflecting these values, treating all with dignity and respect

About Head Start and EHS

Head Start is a federal grant program directed by the Administration for Children & Families. Initiated as a summer pilot project in 1965, it now serves 3 and 4 year old children through a nationwide preschool network. Early Head Start is a complementary extension of the original Head Start effort, providing parental support and learning activities for expectant mothers and families with newborn to 3 year old