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Deadline Approaching To Apply For Free PreKindergarten Program

Barnaby Wasson

Monday is the deadline for families to apply for Indiana‘s first state-funded, free pre-kindergarten program.

Marni Lemons with Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says “On My Way Pre-K” is starting in January as a pilot program in Allen, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh Counties.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for low-income families with 4-year-old children who will start kindergarten in the fall to give them a bit of a head start at no cost to them," she says.

Lemon says Jackson County will join the others and be fully-operational by the fall of 2015.

She says if the number of family’s that qualify for the program exceeds the number of available grants, a randomized lottery process will be used to determine who receives a grant.