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Head Start/ECEAP in the Franklin Pierce School District


Head Start and ECEAP are FREE preschool programs for 3 and 4 year old children and their families. Families must qualify as low income according to federal guidelines.

Children learn social, physical, emotional and pre academic skills to prepare them for the kindergarten experience. Meals and transportation are provided.

Interpreters are available for non English speaking families for the enrollment process, staff visits, classroom, and parent trainings.

Head Start and ECEAP at the new
Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center!

The Franklin Pierce Head Start and ECEAP Programs are FREE for families who qualify according to income. We are now located at 215 166th St. S., Spanaway, 98387. (in the old Spanaway Elementary School). Phone is still (253) 298-4675. The office is open from 8:00-4:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (by appointment on Wednesdays from 8:00-4:00).

There are four AM classes and four PM classes. Classes are assigned based on where a family lives in the district. Meals and busing are provided. AM class meets from 8:30-12:00 and PM class meets from 12:00-3:30 Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays (no class Wednesdays). Classes follow Franklin Pierce School District calendar.
This program is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year, available online.

Full Day Head Start Program

Within the school district boundaries is one full day Head Start program, Midland’s Kiddie Korral (548-2182). FEES ARE CHARGED. To qualify: Parents must be working over 20 hours a week and eligible for childcare subsidies. Parents transport children. Programs run five days a week and are year round.

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