Q: Why can't I get help to send my 3-year-old or 5-year-old to Preschool?
A: Preschool Promise funds are limited. We don't have enough funding to include younger and older children. If your 5-year-old wasn't ready to start Kindergarten this year and you would like to enroll him or her in a participating Preschool Promise program, contact us at (937) 329-2700.
Q: Does Preschool Promise have its own Preschools?
A: No. We partner with more than 80 Preschools in Dayton, Kettering, Jefferson Township, Trotwood, Mad River Local Schools, and Northridge. Our focus is on helping families find and afford a high quality Preschool, and assisting participating Preschools improve their programming.
Q: Why do I have to choose a Preschool located in Dayton, Kettering, Jefferson Township, Trotwood, Mad River Local Schools, or Northridge?
A: We hope Preschool Promise will expand throughout Montgomery County. Right now, though, we only have funding to assist programs in these communities.
Q: Why isn't my Preschool part of Preschool Promise?
A: Joining Preschool Promise is voluntary. Encourage your program to contact Preschool Promise at (937) 329-2700 if it is interested in joining.
Q: When will Preschool Promise come to my community?
A: Soon, we hope! But before we can expand, we'll need to get additional funding.
Q: Why am I being asked to sign a Research Consent form?
A: We want to be able to document the difference quality Preschools are making in getting children ready for Kindergarten. University of Dayton researchers are assessing children at the start, and again at the end, of the school year to track all that they're learning. We're analyzing data at the classroom level — your child's name is not linked to the research results.