As part of Early Childhood Iowa’s mission to ensure that children entering Kindergarten are school-ready, our area offers Preschool Scholarships to eligible families in Cerro Gordo, Hancock and Worth Counties. These scholarships are available to families with children ages 3-5.
Preschool Scholarships are monetary scholarships that provide financial assistance to families that qualify through a simple application process. Preschool assistance is available for up to $165 for 0% to 100% of poverty and $145 for 100% to 200% of poverty per month per child attending preschool.
Families are responsible for any monthly preschool cost exceeding the $165/$145 per month. Payment will be made directly to your preschool provider. You are responsible for any remaining amount due. A licensed preschool provider must be used to be eligible for the scholarship. The preschool provider must have a Level 3 rating or high on the Quality Rating System or working towards/achieved IQ4k Level 1.
Please note that you must meet this criterion to be eligible for Preschool assistance: