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 in English or in Spanish. 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.
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 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 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.
If you wish to become an LLEP you will need to successfully complete the I-LEAD website.
If you have any questions regarding the Legally Licensed Exempt Provider 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 in English or in Spanish 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