Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, spent Tuesday night visiting with local preschool students in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program at Centralia College, which heavily relies on state funding each year.
Braun sat with the youths and helped them color pictures and play games. He said ECEAP is a high priority for the state and Lewis County.
“There is a lot of work that has been done,” Braun said. “In terms of bang for your buck, this is one of the best investments for the state.”
ECEAP, a comprehensive preschool program created in 1985 for children 3 to 4 years old across the state, is geared toward children in low income families. The program helps children and families with school readiness, including the children’s development and growth in physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative areas, according to the program…