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become an ECEAP Lead Teacher

An ECEAP Lead Teacher is directly responsible for the care and education of children and must provide developmentally appropriate early childhood education and ensure a safe learning environment for all ECEAP hours regardless of the model type (Part-Day, Full School Day or Extended Day). The Lead Teacher must demonstrate competency to observe and assess children's development; plan children's curriculum based on child development knowledge, design the learning environment, implement and supervise developmentally appropriate learning activities, build positive relationships with children, plan guidance strategies for children, involve parents while honoring differences. View ECEAP Standards for more information: https://dcyf.wa.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/eceap/2019-20ECEAPPerformanceStandards.pdf


Must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • have an Associate's or higher degree with the equivalent of 30 college quarter credits in Early Childhood Education
  • valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-Grade 3) or Early Childhood Special Education

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