Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Early childhood Education and Assistance Program

Bates offers an ECEAP preschool program for children who are four years old before Aug. 31 in several convenient Pierce County locations. The program is free for low income families who qualify.

This high-quality preschool program offers monthly family activities, hot meals, children's health and developmental screenings and community resource referrals for parents and families. Classes are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Should you need additional childcare, our Downtown Campus offers a preschool program for children ages three to five on a sliding fee scale for students. The center accepts children from families who are not Bates students, though they do not recieve tuition based on a sliding fee scale. Learn more about the college's child care center here.

Choose the ECEAP location that works for you! Call for information about space and eligibility.

Fife/Milton
2003 Taylor St.
253.926.2423

Puyallup
412 W. Pioneer Ave.
253.840.3257

Tacoma, Bates Technical College (Downtown Campus)
1101 S. Yakima Ave. 
253.680.7384

Tacoma, Bates Technical College (South Campus)
2201 S. 78th St.
253.680.7547