The online software is designed to increase access for low-income families, but some believe the money would be better spent on in-class programs.
Holcomb selected 15 additional Indiana counties to participate in On My Way Pre-K, the state’s first state-funded preschool program.
This week on Noon Edition, our expert panel discussed the impact of digital technology on education and cognitive development.
The money will be used over the next year to pay for staff costs, promotion campaigns and planning.
Indiana is tied with Arizona in the lowest score for states with preschool programs, but there are currently seven states with no program at all.
Some education experts remain wary about such programs' effectiveness in promoting behavioral or social learning.
The legislature approved $3 million to expand the state-funded pre-k program, less than the $10 million a year boost Governor Eric Holcomb asked for.
The bill looking to expand state funded pre-k also allocates $1 million for in-home digital preschool learning.
Republicans rejected several attempts by Democrats Wednesday to increase pre-K funding.
The struggle between a Republican governor advocating for pre-K funding and a reluctant Republican-held legislature is a familiar one in Indiana.