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?

☐ 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.

If funding remains, there may be a limited number of vouchers 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 $2,087.002 $2,088.00 to $3,040.00
3$0 to $2,631.003$2,632.00 to $3,833.00
4$0 to $3,175.004 $3,176.00 to $4,625.00
5$0 to $3,719.005$3,720.00 to $5,417.00
6$0 to $4,263.006$4,264.00 to $6,210.00
How do I apply?

Visit onmywayprek.org for enrollment documents and apply online. 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.