Enroll in Headstart or ECEAP

How do I Enroll My Child?

  • Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are accepted all year! Call 253-945-2379, print off an application from our webpage or come to Truman Head Start 31457 28th AVE S, Federal Way, WA 98003 or Uptown ECEAP, 1066 S. 320th, Federal Way, WA 98003.

    To determine eligibility for enrolling your child you must:

    • Complete the application
    • Provide 12 months of income verification (W-2, Tax Return, SSI or TANF)
      • If you do not have income verification, please call (253) 945-2379.

    Once eligibility is determined:

    We enroll children as space allows through April for the current school year. Your eligible child will be enrolled at the location closest to your home that has an opening.  If you would like a different location, requests will be taken as space allows. Please call 253-945-2379 or email preschool@fwps.org.

     If your child is selected for an open position, you will receive a call to schedule an enrollment appointment.  During the enrollment appointment you will:

    • Complete enrollment paperwork
    • Receive Parent orientation information
    • Provide immunization records (immunizations must be up to date in order to attend, except McKinney-Vento eligible)
    • Provide insurance, medical and dental information
    • Children with life-threatening conditions must complete a health plan prior to attending, except McKinney-Vento eligible

    During the summer we have office hours on Tuesday'a from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Truman Head Start, 31457 28th Ave. S., Federal Way 98003 and Thursday's 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Uptown Square Early Learning Center, 1066 S. 320th ST Federal Way, WA 98003. We are closed the week of July 4. Applications may also be dropped off at Federal Way Public Schools Educational Service Center, 33330 8th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003

How to Apply

    1. Submit an application for the 2018-19 or 2019-20 school years. Please mail application to: Truman Head Start, 31457 28th Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003, or drop it off at one of our locations.

    2. Income verification is needed before the application can be processed. Call us if you do not have income documentation, we can help you. Information line: 253-945-2379.

    3. A family support specialist will call you and review the application with you.

    4. If you are eligible, your child will be put on a wait list. You will be mailed a packet of health forms to complete:
      • Immunization records
      • Well child exam
      • Dental exam
      • Health history

Contact Us

  • For further information, or questions:

    Early Learning Centers


    Truman Head Start Center
    31457 28th Ave. S.
    Federal Way WA 98003

    Uptown Square - ECEAP
    1066 South 320th Street, Building E
    Federal Way, WA 98003

    If you live outside the school district or are interested in all day Head Start or Early Head Start, call 1-800-664-4549, or go to www.earlylearningwa.org

Program Applications

  • 2019 - 2020 Applications:

    Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Mail or bring completed applications to:

    Early Learning Centers


    Truman Head Start Center
    31457 28th Ave. S.
    Federal Way WA 98003

    Uptown Square - ECEAP
    1066 South 320th Street, Building E
    Federal Way, WA 98003

     

Non-discrimination Statement

  • Head Start/ECEAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation including gender identity, national origin, sex, age of parent, or mental/sensory/physical disability.