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On My Way Pre-K

On My Way Pre-K logoOn My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4 year olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program.

March 1, 2018: On My Way Pre-K applications are now available for grants to eligible children who will be 4 years old, but not yet 5 years old on August 1, 2018, and will be attending kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year. These grants will be good for pre-K programs starting in August 2018. Grants will be awarded until all available slots have been filled - families are encouraged to apply early!

Families must be living in one of the 20 pilot counties (Allen, Bartholomew, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Grant, Harrison, Howard, Jackson, Kosciusko, Lake, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh and Vigo counties) and must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Child must be 4 but not yet 5 years old by August 1, 2018.
  2. Child must be a resident of Indiana.
  3. Parents/guardians in the household must have a service need (working, going to school, attending job training).
  4. Families must earn less than 127 percent of federal poverty level (FPL). FPL information is available by clicking here.
    ** Family applications in Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties will be accepted up to 185 percent FPL; however, all families at or below 127 percent must be enrolled first before families at higher income levels will be considered.

Please follow the link below to complete an online application (available in both English and Spanish):

  • If you live in Marion County, click here
  • If you live in a pilot county listed above other than Marion County, click here

**You will receive a confirmation notice that your online application has been successfully submitted and a confirmation email if you provide a current email address on your application**

If you prefer, you may complete a paper application. It is not necessary to complete both an online application and a paper application. Paper applications must be mailed, faxed or scanned and emailed to your local intake agent. Contact information is available by clicking here.

Please click on the following links for a paper copy of the application (available in both English and Spanish)

Eligible families will be notified by contact information listed on their application to set up an appointment with their local intake beginning in April 2018. At this appointment, families will verify eligibility and complete the grant process including choosing an approved On My Way Pre-K program for their child to attend beginning in August 2018.

Please watch your mail for a large white envelope with the On My Way Pre-K logo. This envelope will contain paperwork and instructions for next steps.

Please click on the On My Way Pre-K search button on the right to search for an approved On My Way Pre-K provider. If programs from your county do not appear, please click on the "your location" tab in the upper right hand corner of the webpage and enter your zip code. For more provider information call 1-800-299-1627.

Providers - Please click below for information and an application to become an approved On My Way Pre-K program:

Information for providers

CCDF Eligibility for Public, Private and Charter Schools - Please click below for information to become CCDF eligible and begin process to become an On My Way Pre-K program:

CCDF eligibility information for public, private or charter schools

On My Way Pre-K October 2017 report

On My Way Pre-K October 2018 report

On My Way Pre-K year one update


Pre-K archive page