Assistance Options

Choosing a high-quality early education program is an important decision. The goal of Bethany Early Learning Ministry (“BELM”) is to make high-quality early care and education accessible to all families. We offer a sliding fee scale for families who qualify based on their family size and income.

 

We also accept Child Care Development Fund (“CCDF”) vouchers and On My Way Pre-K (“OMW Pre-K”) grants. To learn more about Indiana’s financial assistance visit Brighter Futures Indiana.

Belm's Tuition Assistance

BELM’s tuition assistance is available to families who do not qualify for a government childcare voucher or grant.  Approval is based upon household size and gross monthly income.  You must be working at least 25 hours a week to qualify. Parent(s) or guardian(s) will need to provide the number of people in the household and their most recent paycheck stub.

CCDF Vouchers

CCDF is a federal program that helps family’s access and pay for high quality childcare. To qualify parents or guardians must be working or in school and be within the federal income guidelines (see the chart below), which cannot exceed 127% of the federal poverty level.
Family Size 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Max Income
$1,844
$2,324
$2,805
$3,285
$3,766
$4,246
$4,727

OMW Pre-K Grants

OMW Pre-K is a state funded program for children who will be 4 years old by August 1 each year.  OMW Pre-K awards grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved OMW Pre-K program. To qualify, parent(s) or guardian(s) must be working, going to school or attending job training and meet the income guidelines shown below.
Family Size 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Max Income
$1,844
$2,324
$2,805
$3,285
$3,766
$4,246
$4,727