Admission Information

It is our philosophy to look at each application individually to really understand the need of the family for support and their commitment to educating their child.  We have guidelines to assist in the process, but we do not use rigid rules to inform the selection.  This approach is one way in which Preschool Advantage is different from other funding sources in the community.
The key consideration in evaluating applications:
  • demonstrate a need for financial assistance 
  • the family shows a strong commitment to education for their preschooler.
The family profile provides information about the average Preschool Advantage family. 

While applications can be submitted at any time, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their request by February 28 each year for school programs beginning the following September.   Applications received by this date will be given priority in the review process and later applications will only be considered if any funding remains available.

Families must determine whether or not the Preschool Advantage program meets their needs. In general:
  • Families must be able to provide transportation for their child to a Preschool Advantage partner preschool.

  • Preschool Advantage covers only half-day programs during the school year. Some of the partner preschools offer full-day, extended care, and/or summer programs. The additional costs of those services are the responsibility of the family. For more information on availability and costs, please contact partner preschool.

  • The child must be 3 or 4 years old by October 1st of the school year.