On My Way Pre-K
April 1, 2017 – The On My Way Pre-K application deadline for the 2017-18 Pre-K year was March 31, 2017. If you missed that deadline, FSSA encourages you to submit an application by August 31, 2017. Families who applied prior to the March 31st deadline will be given first priority in the On My Way Pre-K lottery process for available slots. Should spaces become available after the lottery process is complete, FSSA will consider those applications received after the March 31st deadline on a first-come first-served basis.
- These additional applications are being accepted to fill slots that may be available once we get through the lottery lists or as slots open in the fall for no-shows, etc.
On My Way Pre-K is a pilot program by the FSSA. The program provides grants to qualifying families for high-quality prekindergarten education.
On My Way Pre-K applications will be available January 16 for grants to eligible children who are 4 years old, but not yet 5 years old on August 1, 2017, and will be attending Kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year. These grants will be good for pre-k programs starting in August 2017.
Please follow the link below to complete an online application (available in both English and Spanish):
**You will receive a confirmation notice that your online application has been successfully submitted and a confirmation email if you provide a current email address on your application.**
If you prefer, you may complete a paper application. It is not necessary to complete both an online application and a paper application.
Please click on the following links for a paper copy of the application (available in both English and Spanish).
Paper applications may be sent to Brightpoint via:
- Fax (260) 420-8067
- Scan and Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Brightpoint, PO Box 10570, Fort Wayne, IN 46853
Applications will ONLY be accepted until 5pm EST on March 31, 2017. If you are mailing your application, please allow additional days.
Applications must be completed online or received by Intake no later than 5pm EST Friday, March 31, 2017.
Start your search early for the On My Way Pre-K program that is right for your family! Begin contacting and visiting programs when you apply so you are prepared if you are chosen to receive a grant!
Approved On My way Pre-K programs may be located in a public or private school, licensed child care center, licensed home or registered ministry as long as that program meets the quality requirements and is registered as an On My Way Pre-K provider. Families may choose from a program that is full or part-day, as well as from programs that end with the school year or continue through the summer. Families who need help finding an approved Pre-K program can click on the search button for a list of approved providers by county or by calling 1-800-299-1627 for personal assistance from an early learning referral specialist.
Please click on the On My Way Pre-K search button to search for an approved On My Way Pre-K provider.
If more families apply and qualify than there are grants available, families will be chosen through a randomized, computerized lottery process the first week in April 2017. Chosen families will be notified by contact information listed on their application to set up an appointment with their local intake. At this appointment, you will verify eligibility and complete the grant process including choosing an approved On My Way Pre-K program.
To learn more about the Brightpoint On My Way Pre-K program, contact Brightpoint by email or call (260) 423-3546.