Is pre-k free in Indiana?

Is pre-k free in Indiana?

Indianapolis Public Schools has offered a free prekindergarten program for at least 15 years. Up to 720 kids can be part of the program.

What is the best age for pre-K?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines the preschool age range as being between three and five years old. However, there are no hard and fast rules. Some preschools enroll children at three years old; others take children at four. The average starting age is between three and four.

Does Indiana have public preschool?

They offer discounted speech, occupational and developmental therapy for children ages 0-3 who qualify. If your child is beyond the age of 3, your child may qualify for therapy or a developmental preschool program through the public school system or Indiana’s Head Start program.

What is the birthday cutoff for kindergarten in Indiana?

5 years old
While the traditional cutoff for kindergarten enrollment is kids who will be 5 years old by Aug. 1, several years ago the state said it would cover the cost of educating kindergarten students as long as they turned 5 by Oct. 1.

Can a child go to first grade without going to kindergarten in Indiana?

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, kids who turn 5 on or before Sept. 1 of the school year will be eligible to start kindergarten. Because Indiana’s compulsory school age is 7, the change does not require parents to send their kids earlier — or to kindergarten at all.

Does IPS offer pre-K programs in Indianapolis?

This will ensure a simple, equitable, and transparent process that will help all families navigate the many school options they have in Indianapolis. IPS offers Pre-K programs at many of our schools. A full listing of Pre-K locations can be found in the document linked below.

Is pre-k free in Indiana 2021?

For the 2021–22 school year, IPS will continue to offer high quality, free, all day Pre-K. Families will be able to apply at up to ten different schools that offer Pre-K through the Enroll Indy Application Process. Students who live in the IPS district and turn 4 years old on or before August 1, 2021 are eligible to apply.

What is on my Way Pre-K?

On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4 year olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program.

How do I enroll my child in school in Indiana?

Instead, families should enroll online (see links below) or call Enroll Indy at 317.426.3234 for support selecting a school, or call 317.226.4000 for IPS-specific support. Lines are open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.