If your program meets all of the eligibility standards and you are ready to apply for the On My Way Pre-K pilot, you can go directly to the On My Way Pre-K provider application. Otherwise, follow the steps outlined below.
Step 1: CCDF Eligibility
School-based programs have two options for meeting the CCDF eligibility standards. You can become a licensed child care center or a Legally Licensed Exempt Provider (LLEP).
Process to Become a Licensed Child Care Center:
If you would like to become a licensed provider, please refer to the licensing requirements on the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) website. You will be assigned to a licensing consultant who can help you navigate through the licensing process.
Process to Complete the Legally Licensed Exempt Provider (LLEP) Facility Packet:
If you do not want your school-based program to become a licensed child care center, you also have the option to become a Legally Licensed Exempt Provider (LLEP).
If you wish to become an LLEP you will need to successfully complete the Legally Licensed Exempt Provider (LLEP) Facility Packet.
If you have any questions regarding the Legally Licensed Exempt Provider (LLEP) Facility Packet, please contact the assigned LLEP Consultant for your county.
Step 2: Paths to QUALITY™
After you have obtained your license or CCDF eligibility approval, you will need to register for the Paths to QUALITY™ program. To begin the process, visit the Paths to QUALITY™ page.
There are specific Paths to QUALITY™ standards for schools.
Your assigned Paths to QUALITY™ coach will answer any questions you may have about the standards.
Accredited Non-Public/Private Schools
If you are a private or non-public school that is accredited by an approved accrediting body then you are not required to participate in Paths to QUALITY™. However, there are some benefits from doing so, including enhanced reimbursement. To learn more about the benefits of participation, visit the Paths to QUALITY™ website.
Step 3: On My Way Pre-K Provider Application
If your program has obtained licensure, unlicensed registered ministry certification or LLEP certification and has reached a Level 3 or Level 4 in Paths to QUALITY™ you are ready to submit the application to become an On My Way Pre-K provider.
Fill out the application and submit it as follows:
|By Mail||By Email||By Fax|
|Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning|
402 West Washington Street, W-361 MS-02
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739