Preschool scholarships are available to children in Kent County through the Great Start Kent County Early Childhood Scholarship Fund. It is a one-year scholarship available to children who are three years old. Children who complete the scholarship program are expected to attend a tuition-free preschool the next year (either a Great Start Readiness Preschool program or Head Start). Participating in this program means that the child will have two years of quality early education prior to kindergarten.
To receive a scholarship, children must:
- Meet income guidelines (200% of Federal Poverty Level or below)
- Live in Kent County
- Be 3 years old on or before November 1, 2013.
Priority will be given to children who meet those guidelines AND have additional needs.
Please click on the links below for an application.
2013-2014 Early Childhood Scholarship Application (Application for Families)
Update! Family applications will continue to be accepted past the original deadline of July 15, 2013, as we explore additional funding opportunities. Announcements on the scholarship awards will be made in August to allow parents to plan on program attendance during the September 2013 to May 2014 school year.
Provider applications for 2013-14 are available below and must be received by end of day on Friday, August 9, 2013.