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On My Way Pre-K is Indiana’s state-funded prekindergarten pilot program, which awards grants to 4-year-olds from eligible families with low incomes who live in Howard County. These families can use the grants to access a high-quality prekindergarten program in the school year before their children begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use it at any approved On My Way Pre-K provider.

Information for families

On My Way Pre-K provides grants to eligible families seeking high-quality early childhood education for their 4-year-old child. Eligible families must live in Howard County and have a household income at or below 127% of the federal poverty guideline--about $30,000 for a family of four.

Recently passed legislation has updated family eligibility for the 2017-2018 school year. Families will now need to verify that they are working and/or attending an accredited or certified education/training program to be eligible for this grant. Families can contact Kim Gordon for details about this additional eligibility requirement and for information about other subsidized, free pre-K options if needed.

Once a child has received a grant, parents may choose from any of the approved On My Way Pre-K programs. Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is currently enrolling high-quality programs which are either top-ranked at level 3 or level 4 on Paths to QUALITY or are accredited by an approved national or regional accrediting body.

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 On My Way Pre-K application
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 Aplicación On My Way Pre-K  
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Questions? Contact Kim Gordon, Howard County On My Way Pre-K Project Manager, at 765-480-5135.