Qualifications for Sallie Cone Preschool Funding

  • Preschool slots are funded through either the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success or the Child Care Development Fund. Each funding source has different qualifications. Once a family has filled out the preschool application, we will assign you to the funding source best suited for your situation. Please call our office with any questions you might have at 501-450-6693.

    The basic qualifications include:

    • AGE- to be eligible for the 3-year-old program, the child will need to be 3 by December 31, 2022. To be eligible for the 4-year-old program, the child will need to be 4 by August 1st.  
    • RESIDENCE –the child must reside within the Conway Public Schools district.
    • INCOME –the household earned income must not exceed the limit set by the funding source.

    The ABCSS program limits households to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

    CCDF requires at least one parent to be working 30 hours/week or more or be enrolled in 12 hours/week of school or more or a combination of work and school.


  • Family Size
    (Number of People in the Household)









  • 185% of Federal Poverty Level - CCDF
    (Maximum Earned Income)









    For each additional person add $4,540

  • 200% of Federal Poverty Level - ABCSS
    (Maximum Earned Income)









    For each additional person add $4,540