TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Harley Johnston is a mother of three. She has two boys and one girl.
“I want to help my kids as much as I can,” said Johnston.
One of her boys has been through the On My Way Pre-K program, and the other is in it right now. She told News 10 when they first started it was a little bit tough for her son.
“When we first started he was attached,” she said. Not too long after that, she started to see the enthusiasm.
“Every morning he’s ready to go to school. He’s up, ready and dressed before I even tell him to get out of bed,” said Johnston.
The program is Indiana’s first state-funded pre-kindergarten program. It’s offered across the state including Vigo County. Applications are open currently. If you want to know if you and your family qualify, here are the requirements.
First, the child has to be four years old by August first of 2019. Secondly, the family must have an income below 127% of the federal poverty level. Lastly, parents or guardians must be working or in school.
Johnston encourages people to take advantage of a program that she believes will help her kids and others.
“The word isn’t out there yet saying hey, we have this program, put your kids in it. It will help,” said Johnston.