PATCH is announcing we will be accepting applications for the Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Preschool Open Doors (POD) program starting January 2, 2018 through the closing date of March 29, 2018. Applications received during this period are for program participation July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Families whose children's birthdays are from August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014 are encouraged to apply. The POD program provides preschool tuition assistance to eligible families so that their child is able to receive up to a year of preschool experience prior to their entry into kindergarten. Families may choose any DHS licensed preschool. Funding for POD is limited, and priority is given to the most needy or at-risk children.