The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is now taking applications for the 2018-2019 On My Way PreK program, a free early childhood education program offered by the state of Indiana. The EVSC is one of the locations offering the program in the Evansville area.
To qualify for the program, students must be four years old on or before August 1, 2018. Families also must live in Vanderburgh County and qualify for low-income assistance.
In addition to free early childhood education, the EVSC also offers free breakfast, lunch and transportation for those students who enroll. Classrooms are located at Caze Elementary School, Cedar Hall Community School, Culver Family Learning Center, Daniel Wertz Elementary School, Dexter Elementary School, Evans School and Scott School.
Director of Early Childhood Education Terry Green said, “Early childhood education lays the groundwork for success later in school by successfully preparing students to enter kindergarten on time and ready to learn.” Green said EVSC focuses on active learning – making learning fun for students, allowing them to explore and providing them new experiences with which to build knowledge.
To participate in this free program, families are asked to apply online at www.OnMyWayPreK.org. Families also can call 812-435-0944 or visit the EVSC’s Center for Family, School, and Community Partnerships, located at 123 Main Street in Evansville.