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?
☐ 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 parents/guardians in the household working, going to school, attending a training program, or searching for employment?
☐ Does the child live in a household with an income below 127% of the federal poverty level?
If you check every box, apply at onmywayprek.org.
This year, a limited number of vouchers is also available for children who live in a household with an income up to 185% of the federal poverty level, and have:
- A parent/guardian who is working, attending job training or an educational program, looking for employment OR
- A parent/guardian who receives Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits
Monthly Income (before taxes) of Federal Poverty Level
|Family Size||0-127%||Family Size||128-185%|
|2||$0 to $1,938.00||2||$1,939.01 to $2,823.00|
|3||$0 to $2,437.00||3||$2,438.01 to $3,550.00|
|4||$0 to $2,937.00||4||$2,938.01 to $4,278.00|
|5||$0 to $3,436.00||5||$3,437.01 to $5,006.00|
|6||$0 to $3,936.00||6||$3,937.01 to $5,733.00|
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.