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Record Number: 18694
Displayed from: May 20, 2019 , until: Jul 20, 2019

Holland Elementary will host open enrollment for families interested in the On My Way Pre-K program from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 22, at the school, 7000 Red Haw Drive.

Holland is one of 18 Fort Wayne Community Schools locations accepting On My Way Pre-K grants and offers families wanting a northern pre-K location a high quality, half-day early childhood education option.

On My Way Pre-K is a program administered through the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration to make high quality pre-K options available to more families. To qualify for the grant:

  • A child must be 4 years old (but not yet 5) by Aug. 1, 2019;
  • A child must be a resident of Indiana;
  • Parents/guardians in the household must have a service need (working, going to school, attending job training); and
  • Families must earn less than 127 percent of the federal poverty level.

Fort Wayne Community Schools also offers half-day pre-K programs at Abbett, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Fairfield, Forest Park, Franke Park, Harrison Hill, Indian Village, Maplewood, Northcrest, Scott Academy, South Wayne, Washington and Waynedale elementary schools. Students living in the Haley attendance area participate in the Brentwood program, and students living in the Price attendance area participate in the Washington program. In addition, full-day pre-K programs for 4-year-olds are offered at Adams, Lindley and Study elementary schools and Bunche Montessori and Whitney Young early childhood centers. All locations accept On My Way Pre-K grants except for the programs at the early childhood centers.

Additional information can be found at Parents with additional questions can contact FWCS Pre-K Coordinator Katie Ziegler at 260-467-6357 or or use the Let’s Talk! platform on the FWCS website.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.