Preschool Application

“Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not.”

Steven Barnett, PhD. Director of National Institute for Early Education Research.

Greater Clark County Schools offers preschool in each elementary building. Morning sessions are from 9:00 to 11:30 and afternoon classes are from 1:00 to 3:30. The preschool program serves children with special needs and children from low income who are eligible for the Early Education Matching Funds Grant (EEMG). There are also a limited number of slots available for other students with priority give to children who narrowly missed the cut-off age for Kindergarten.

In order to be eligible for Greater Clark preschool, your child must be 4 years of age by August 1, 2017. Children who are 5 by that date are eligible for Kindergarten. Children must attend the preschool at their home school, transfers are not granted. The fee for preschool is $150 for the year and parents must provide transportation. If your family qualifies for the EEMG grant, the fee is waived and transportation is provided.

Preschool Application Information

Click the New Student Registration below to apply for the GCCS Preschool Program for the 2017-2018 school year. The information you enter will serve as your child’s application. Letters will be mailed by June 1, 2017 to notify parents if their child was accepted to the Preschool Program.

New Student Registration


The EEMG grant is for students whose annual gross household income meets the criteria in the chart below. In order to be considered for the grant, the family must complete an EEMG application packet, provide proof of Indiana residence, provide proof of income, provide a copy of a birth certificate and immunization records, and if applicable, proof of foster placement. If you believe your child may be eligible for the EEMG grant, please complete the the required documents during the registration process. Students eligible for this grant do not pay a preschool fee and are provided with transportation to and from preschool.

Size of Family Gross Monthly Household Income Gross Annual Household Income
1 $990 $11,880
2 $1,355 $16,020
3 $1,680 $20,160
4 $2,025 $24,300
5 $2,370 $28,440
6 $2,715 $32,580
7 $3,061 $36,730
8 $3,408 $40,890
Each Add’l $347 $4,160

The supply fee for Greater Clark Preschool is $150 per year. This amount must be paid at registration. Transportation to and from preschool is provided by the family. Students eligible for the grant have the fee waived and transportation provided.

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