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If you are the director, administrator or owner of a qualified early learning program you have an incredible opportunity to participate in Indiana's first state-funded pre-K pilot by enrolling as an On My Way Pre-K provider and offering low income 4-year-olds the opportunity to experience a high quality pre-K learning experience before they start kindergarten. The On My Way Pre-K pilot will shape the future of Indiana's early learning programs for years to come and it is essential that qualified early learning programs enroll as On My Way Pre-K providers so that families have a wide range of choices when looking for a pre-K program for their children.

If you have additional questions about becoming an approved On My Way Pre-K program, please contact the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL):

Sean Jones
OECOSL Pre-K Consultant (Allen, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Grant, Howard, Kosciusko, Lake, Madison, Marshall, St. Joseph and Tippecanoe counties)
(317) 232-7923
Sean.Jones@fssa.in.gov

Raven Hill
OECOSL Pre-K Consultant (Bartholomew, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Marion, Monroe, Vanderburgh and Vigo counties)
(317) 232-2035
Raven.Hill@fssa.in.gov

How to become an On My Way Pre-K provider

Eligible early learning programs located in the 20 pilot counties are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so that families awarded a pre-K grant may select their program of choice when enrolling their child to begin attending a pre-K program.

In order to be an approved On My Way Pre-K program, providers must meet the following requirements:

  • All programs must meet Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) eligibility requirements
  • Community-based programs including Head Start, licensed centers, licensed family homes and registered ministries must be rated at level 3 or level 4 of Paths to QUALITYTM
  • Public schools, including charter schools must be rated level 3 or level 4 Paths to QUALITYTM for Public Schools.
  • Private or non-public schools must be accredited by a regional or national approved State Board of Education accrediting body.
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Eligible programs as defined above must complete the enrollment process with FSSA:

  • Eligible programs must be located in one of the 20 pre-K counties (Allen, Bartholomew, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Grant, Harrison, Howard, Jackson, Kosciusko, Lake, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe, Vigo and Vanderburgh counties)
  • All programs must meet CCDF eligibility requirements
  • Programs must sign an On My Way Pre-K provider agreement

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