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Fort Wayne Community Schools is pleased to now offer a full-day pre-K program for children living within the boundaries of St. Joseph Central Elementary who are 4 but not yet 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2023.

This program starts October 17, 2023 and registration is OPEN NOW. Acceptance in the program is based on age, home address and space available at the location. Start by looking with our address finder tool to see what school you are eligible for or start the registration process on the Parent Portal.

Our pre-K programs are fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and have earned the Level 4 Paths to Quality rating. Paths to Quality is Indiana’s statewide rating system for early care and education programs. This program is funded through federal Title I funds, which are provided to assist schools in serving students living in high-poverty areas. FWCS invests these funds in pre-K to ensure students, who could potentially be at risk for falling behind their peers, have the best opportunity to establish a strong academic foundation.

Pre-K student working on a puzzle
Whitney Young Early Childhood Center