ECEAP Requests for Proposals
Snohomish County is pleased to announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) has been issued to implement Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services (ECLIPSE) integrated within Snohomish County ECEAP sites. ECLIPSE services are therapeutic services designed to meet the needs of children and families where the child or the parent/caregiver has a history of trauma, abuse or neglect, or the family has the characteristics that could cause them to be at risk of abuse or neglect (i.e., socially and financially isolated, young parents, mental health concerns, chronic poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, poor education and work experience, etc.).
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) offers a comprehensive preschool, center-based, approach to supporting children and families through high quality early learning and development experiences, family support and engagement, and health coordination. ECLIPSE tiered intervention support models augment and individualize services to children and families enrolled in ECEAP and determined eligible for ECLIPSE services. This approach supports children and families in their continued development of strong attachments that foster resiliency, build on regulation capacity, and nurture healthy development across all developmental learning domains.
ECLIPSE services are designed to meet the unique needs of children that have experienced abuse, neglect, early stress, and trauma. ECLIPSE tiered support models include the tenants of inclusion, promotion, prevention, and relationship-based interventions to support children and families. These tenants foster the development of strong attachments resulting in increased resiliency, regulation capacity, and healthy development across all developmental learning domains. Tiered supports are provided within the context of ECEAP’s foundation of comprehensive, strength-based, responsive, and high-quality preschool services for families. ECEAP staff will determine ECEAP and ECLIPSE eligibility for children and families. ECLIPSE services will be integrated within ECEAP programming and include infant and early childhood mental health consultation at the promotion and prevention levels of care. Mental health professionals with Infant Mental Health (IMH) knowledge and experience will provide age-appropriate mental health training to staff and interventions to approximately 42 individual children and their families through June 2024. We anticipate future funding for this program.
Final proposals must be emailed to Beth Mizell (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.