Information for Child Care Providers
The state will accept provider applications throughout the pilot program; however, eligible early learning programs are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
In order to become an approved On My Way Pre-K program, providers must meet the following 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 QUALITY.
- Public schools, including charter schools, must be rated Level 3 or Level 4 of Paths to QUALITY.
- Private or nonpublic schools must be accredited by a regional or national pre-K accrediting body recognized by the State Board of Education or Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA).
- Eligible programs as defined above must complete the enrollment process with FSSA
- Eligible programs must be located in one of the five pre-K counties (Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion, and Vanderburgh)
- Programs must become an approved vendor of the State
- Programs must sign a provider agreement affirming that they will
- Participate in the longitudinal evaluation
- Complete the required ISTAR-KR child assessments at least twice throughout the program year, including the completion of required registration paperwork and agreements with Indiana Department of Education
- Require minimum attendance by students receiving the pre-K grant
- Practice family engagement throughout the year that strengthens, assists, empowers, and supports families of children enrolled in the pre-K program
- Maintain eligibility throughout the program year
- Complete all required reports, including the submission of claim forms, as required by the State
The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is a division of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA).