Childcare Scholarships Available

Because accessing high-quality and affordable early childhood education is vital. . .

Oak Park Early Learning Academy is blessed to be a funded partner of the United Way of Whitewater Valley. The United Way of Whitewater Valley's mission is to partner with and to financially support organizations that battle against Wayne County's biggest enemies: addiction, food insecurity, poverty, education, neglect and abuse.

The United Way of Whitewater Valley also recognizes the need for affordable child care and affordable after-school programs. Many Wayne County families find that the high cost of exceptional quality child care is out of their budget. Unfortunately, informal child care options may cost less, but may also interfere with successful employment. The United Way of Whitewater Valley specifically partnered with Oak Park Early Learning Academy to enable more children to attend high-quality childcare programs.

Jumpstart to Kindergarten

Back-To-Work Childcare Assistance

Through the generous support of the United Way of Whitewater Valley, Oak Park Early Learning Academy is able to reach its goal of providing both affordable and high-quality early childhood education to our community.  By partnering together, more children will attend a preschool program that prepares them for success in  kindergarten and long-term educational goals.

Our Jumpstart to Kindergarten Fund subsidizes the weekly child care costs for preschool children, plus covers their annual registration fee. Through this scholarship program, recipients will receive a $30 weekly tuition discount for one (1) year, plus have the $45 annual registration fee covered.

Eligibility:

  • Child must be 3 - 5 years old;
  • Parents may not be eligible for the state-funded Child Care Development Fund program.

We currently have available Jumpstart to Kindergarten scholarships to award!

Download and submit your application today to check whether you qualify for this scholarship.

For more information, call: 765-488-2626

Struggling to pay upfront childcare costs so you can get back to work? Financial help is available!

Through generous United Way of Whitewater Valley funding, Oak Park Early Learning is offering temporary childcare assistance scholarships for families impacted by COVID-19.  You may have faced reduced work hours or even laid off! We want to assist you in getting back on your feet financially.

Our Back-to-Work Childcare Assistance scholarships will pay 100% of your childcare tuition for 2 to 4 weeks, allowing you the time to get your first paycheck and put money aside for ongoing childcare costs.

Eligibility:

  • Child must be enrolled full-time;
  • Parents must be able to financially afford ongoing childcare costs following the childcare assistance covered period.

We currently have available Back-to-Work Childcare Assistance scholarships to award!

Download and submit your application today to check whether you qualify for this scholarship.

For more information, call: 765-488-2626

Partnering together to strengthen our community. . .

United Way of Whitewater Valley
Oak Park Early Learning Academy, Richmond Indiana