News release from the United Way of Allen County:
Applications for On My Way Pre-K due March 25
(March 1, 2016) – On My Way Pre-K applications are due to Brightpoint by March 25 at 5:00 p.m. in order to qualify for free prekindergarten education. Awarded grants will cover free, high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program.
Families must meet all the following eligibility criteria to apply:
- Live in Allen County
- Are seeking high quality early childhood education
- Have a 4-year-old child (by August 1) who is not eligible for Kindergarten
- Have a household income at or below 127% of the federal poverty guideline
Once a child has received a grant, parents may choose from full-day or part-day programs at participating On My Way Pre- K providers. Programs can be either year-round or based on school year. An approved list of providers is available on www.onmywayprek.org.
On My Way Pre-K is the name of Indiana’s state-funded prekindergarten program, which was approved as a five-county pilot by the Indiana General Assembly in 2014. United Way of Allen County along with many other local organizations have pledged matching funds to enable Allen County families to benefit from this program.
For more information or to apply for the program, families can go to www.onmywayprek.org or dial 2-1-1 or 1-877- 502-0700.
About the United Way
Established in 1922, United Way of Allen County is a not-for-profit organization that unites our community’s time, talent, and treasure to cultivate and advance community solutions that address the most critical issues around basic needs, education, financial stability and healthy lives. For more information, please visit www.unitedwayallencounty.org.