Families

Prepare your child for success in school and in life.

High-quality early childhood programs provide a foundation for school readiness. At each age, early childhood educators provide learning opportunities that support your child’s physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and language development. Learn how to recognize and choose quality programs for your child.

Choosing Quality Child Care

Monroe County has been selected as one of 20 Indiana counties eligible to participate in On My Way Pre-K, Indiana’s first state-funded prekindergarten program for low-income 4-year-old children. Learn more about this FREE pre-K program and view the eligibility requirements.

On My Way Pre K

School readiness is more than academics. It includes physical, social, and emotional development. Use Monroe Smart Start’s kindergarten readiness materials to help guide your early learner in the development needed for success in school and in life.

Kindergarten Readiness