Holcomb’s Pre-K pilot program coming to Kosciusko County

Kosciusko County is among those being added to a pre-kindergaten pilot program in Indiana. The 15 county expansion announced by Governor Eric Holcomb allows low-income 4-year-olds to be eligible for the On My Way Pre-K program.

Other new counties added in the expansion are Bartholomew, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Grant, Harrison, Howard, Madison, Marshall, Monroe, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe and Vigo.

Holcomb’s office says participating local providers in these counties will be expected to enroll children for the 2018-19 school year, with the possibility of a limited program beginning next January.

They’ll join Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties in the two-year-old pilot program. Expanding the program was one of Holcomb’s top legislative priorities.