On My Way Pre-K

On My Way Pre-K is the state-funded project administered by the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) through the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning (OECOSL). The primary goal is to promote access to high-quality early childhood education programs for low-income children.  

Enrollment is open! If you are a parent or caretaker and want to know if your child is eligible for On My Way Pre-K, please dial 2-1-1 or 1-877-502-0700 or visit www.onmywayprek.org.

On My Way Pre-K provides tuition grants to eligible families who:

  • 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
  • Have all parents/guardians in the household working OR attending an accredited/certified education or training program

Approved On My Way Pre-K providers are licensed centers, licensed home providers, registered ministries, or public schools rated at a Level 3 or Level 4 on the Paths to QUALITY™, which is Indiana’s childcare quality rating and improvement system. Providers can also be a private school that has achieved a national or regional accreditation for Pre-K by an approved accrediting body. All providers are approved by the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning.

3 Easy Steps to Apply

Step 1: Fill out and submit an application.

Step 2: After receiving an enrollment packet in the mail, call 1-800-589-3506 and follow the prompts for On My Way Pre-K schedule an appointment with Brightpoint. Complete enrollment forms and select an On My Way Pre-K approved provider.

Step 3: Attend scheduled appointment at Brightpoint to verify eligibility. Bring all required documentation to the appointment. 

Required Documents to Complete Enrollment Process:

Paper applications must be either emailed, faxed, or mailed to Brightpoint:

Email: childcare@mybrightpoint.org   |   Fax: 884.510.5775   |   Mail: 227 E. Washington St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

If you are interested in donating to On My Way Pre-K, please contact Tiffany Bailey at 260.469.4027.

If you have any questions about the On My Way Pre-K program, please contact Kim Fullove at 260.585.6443.