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 3 months (check stubs, wage inquiry, TANF, retirement statements, or benefit letters).
We are able to start taking applications on July 1st!