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On My Way Pre-K

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 pre-K pilot counties (only Vanderburgh in southwest Indiana)
  • 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
    • 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

If you are an eligible early learning program and wish to enroll as an approved On My Way Pre-K program, please complete the application and find required vendor forms here.

The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is a division of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA).

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