Vision, mission and values
Vision statement
Transforming the future by making a difference in the lives of children and families.
Mission statement
Spokane County Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start is a child development program that provides early childhood education, social services and health services for eligible young children and families, including those with special needs.
We offer safe and secure environments that nurture child growth and development, and provide learning opportunities for children to enhance their skills and abilities for school success.
We support families in their role as the first teachers of their children and encourage their active involvement in the program.
Values statements
Empower through education
We recognize the power of education to transform and enrich the lives of children and families. We support lifelong learning and foster individual development as a cornerstone for personal well-being and success.
Foster respect, inclusion and diversity
We welcome diversity and honor individuals for their unique contributions to the program.
Serve the community
We value partnerships within the community. Together we strive to anticipate and respond to community needs, collaborating to enhance services that enrich the quality of family life.
Approved by ECEAP Policy Council on May 4, 2006
Approved by Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council on May 9, 2006

Nondiscrimination policy
It is the policy of Spokane County Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start that no person shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, marital status, disabled or Vietnam Era Veteran status, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington DC 20250.