On My Way Pre-K is Indiana’s first state-funded prekindergarten program for low-income children. In 2017, Monroe County was added as one of 20 Indiana counties eligible to participate in the program. Funding for FREE PRE-K is available for up to 200 eligible 4-year-olds in Monroe County for the 2018-2019 school year. Families with children turning 4 by August 1, 2018, 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 for 53 weeks of FREE high-quality pre-K the year before they begin kindergarten. Eligible families may also have access to before and after school care once their children begin kindergarten. Families can choose from any approved On My Way Pre-K program.
Where will my child attend pre-K?
There are more than 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 NOW!
☐ Did your child turn four years old by August 1, 2018?
☐ Do you qualify for low-income assistance such as TANF, SNAP, WIC, or Medicaid?
☐ Are all parents/guardians in the household working or attending an accredited/certified education or training program? WE CAN HELP WITH FREE CLASSES! Call 812-230-1983 for details.
☐ Do you want your child to be ready for kindergarten?
☐ Do you want FREE pre-kindergarten education for your child?
Maximum Gross Income Levels (127 percent of Federal Poverty Level)
|Family Size||127% FPL Monthly Income||127% FPL Annual Income|
How do I apply?
Visit onmywayprek.org or call Crystal Moore at (812) 230-1983. An On My Way Pre-K staff will contact you to set up an appointment and complete paperwork.
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 Chances and Services for Youth (CASY).