The Jump Start Preschool Program is provided by the Harrison County Community Foundation. Jump Start's mission is to increase the kindergarten readiness of at-risk Harrison County resident children.
A preschool environment will create an excitement for learning and assist your child with gaining the skills needed for a successful entrance into public school kindergarten the following year. Free preschool is available to those who qualify.
To pre-enroll or obtain more information please contact one of the participating providers or the HCCF. Contact Harrison County Community Services for a list of participating providers
Your child must be:
-4 years old by August 1st of the current school year
-In financial need
-In academic need
Eligibility: Each child/family planning to use a private or faith-based provider must begin by enrolling at our office for income eligibility verification. Please be prepared to provide the following information required for enrollment: 1) Proof of residency in Harrison County, 2) proof of income for the past 12 months (check stubs, wage inquiry, TANF, retirement statements, or benefit letters).
We are able to start taking applications on July 1st!