On My-Way Pre-K now available in Vigo County

An education alert for families in Vigo County as they can now apply for a special pre-kindergarten grant.

Posted: Mar. 1, 2018 5:04 PM
Updated: Mar. 1, 2018 7:03 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - An education alert for families in Vigo County as they can now apply for a special pre-kindergarten grant.

On My Way Pre-K is Indiana's first state-funded pre-kindergarten program.

Originally, it was only available in five counties but that number has expanded to 20. Vigo County was thrilled to hear it is now one of those counties.

School leaders say pre-school education often plays a huge role in child development.

"We're looking for those children that don't have an opportunity to be in a quality program, and that's why it's important that whatever program that is, the parent gets to decide what it is," said Christi Fenton, Vigo County School Corporation.

Families can apply to be enrolled in this pre-k program but there are several qualifications.

The family must have an income below 127 percent of the federal poverty level. Their child must be four years old by Aug. 1 and starting kindergarten in the 2019/2020 school year.

Parents/guardians in the household must be working,-0 going to school or attending job training.

For more information, and to fill out the form, click here.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Scattered Clouds
39° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 33°
Robinson
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 35°
Indianapolis
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 32°
Rockville
Scattered Clouds
39° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 33°
Casey
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 30°
Brazil
Scattered Clouds
39° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 33°
Marshall
Scattered Clouds
39° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 33°
Clearer sky and mild conditions.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Community Center Benefit Concert

Image

Daddy Daughter Dance

Image

Clothe-A-Child Giveaway

Image

Wreaths Across America Day

Image

2 arrested on felony drug charges

Image

Name released in fatal car vs. pedestrian accident

Image

Volunteer Firefighter Training

Image

Saturday Forecast

Image

Friday Late Forecast

Image

Guys Who Give Donation

WTHI Events