Four Indiana counties, including Allen County will launch their state-funded preschool pilot program early next year. Allen County, along with Marion, Lake and Vanderburgh Counties will begin enrolling low-income kids with state money in January, with Jackson County to follow later in the year. Governor Pence says the state is still working out the details of how it will assess whether or not the pre-k pilot program is meeting predictions of big gains when the students start school. The Governor and county representatives held their first face to face meeting on Wednesday. Governor Pence told those in attendance that he is looking forward to getting the program started.