The state has released the list of 15 counties eligible to take part in the expanded On My Way Pre-K program. The General Assembly approved an additional $10 million per year to cover the new counties, bringing the total to 20. Approved local providers will enroll students for the 2018-2019 school year and limited participation could begin as early as January.
Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties were in the pilot group that was approved in 2015. The next wave of counties includes:
- St. Joseph
The 15 were selected by the Family and Social Services Administration’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning from a total of 27 counties. Participants best "demonstrated readiness to support an expansion of the On My Way Pre-K program."
You can connect to a more detailed rundown of selection criteria by clicking here.