The Washington State Department of Early Learning focuses on providing information and resources to parents in Washington State. Their website contains contact information to assist you in locating licensed childcare in your community. It also provides information on assistance programs such as Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Head Start. ECEAP is funded by Washington State and includes preschool education, health services coordination and family support services. Head Start is funded by the federal government to essentially provide those services also.