On My Way Pre-K Enrollment

On My Way Pre-K is Indiana’s first state-funded prekindergarten program for low-income children. Families with children turning 4 by August 1 are invited to learn more about the program and how to apply.

What does On My Way Pre-K provide?

On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families with FREE high-quality pre-K the year before they begin kindergarten. Families can choose from any approved On My Way Pre-K program.

Where will my child attend pre-K?

There are 30 approved, early childhood providers in Monroe County that are a Level 3 or 4 on Paths to QUALITY™ — Indiana’s child care quality rating and improvement system. Prekindergarten providers participating in On My Way Pre-K may include public schools, community-based programs, and private early child care centers and homes.

How do I know if my child qualifies?

If you check every box, apply at onmywayprek.org.

☐ Will your child turn four years old by August 1 of the current year and plan to start kindergarten in the next school year?

☐ Are all parents/guardians in the household working, going to school, or job searching?

☐ Does the child live in a household with an income below 127% of the federal poverty level?

Family Size Monthly Income (before taxes)
0-127% of Federal Poverty Level
2 $0 to $1,844.00
3 $0 to $2,324.00
4 $0 to $2,805.00
5 $0 to $3,285.00
6 $0 to $3,766.00

*If funding remains, there may be a limited number of vouchers available for children that live in a households with incomes up to 185% of the federal poverty level.

How do I apply?

Visit onmywayprek.org to apply. Questions? Call/text Crystal Moore at (812) 230-1983.

On My Way Pre-K is a program of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) and the Office Of Early Childhood And Out-Of-School Learning (OECOSL). Monroe Smart Start is serving as project lead to coordinate and implement On My Way Pre-K in Monroe County in collaboration with FSSA, OECOSL, and the Indiana Association for Education and Young Children.