Universal Pre-K/Act 166 Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is publicly-funded pre-Kindergarten education?

  • Is my child eligible to receive Act 166 funds?

  • How do I apply for Act 166 funding?

  • Is there an application deadline?

  • I have submitted a registration packet, when will I receive confirmation?

  • Do I have to apply again each school year?

  • Do I need to provide proof of residency even though my older child is already registered with EWSD?

  • What documentation do I need to provide as proof of residency?

  • Which pre-Kindergarten programs are Act 166-qualified?

  • What if my child goes to a pre-K program that's not on the list of current EWSD partners?

  • What if I change pre-K programs?

  • My child attends pre-K at an EWSD elementary school; can I apply for Act 166 funding?

  • I am not certain which Act 166-qualified pre-K my child will attend. Should I wait to register?

  • How are Act 166 funds distributed?

  • What is the total Act 166 funding for the 2019-2020 school year?

  • Can you explain pro-rating?

  • Can the school district assist me with a discrepancy in my tuition bill?

  • Will my child's extended absence from school affect Act 166 funding?

  • My child turns 3 after 9/1; can I receive Act 166 funding beginning on my child's birthday?

  • What if I move out of the school district?

  • Whom can I contact at the Essex Westford School District for additional information?