Jump Start Preschool

About Jump Start

Jump Start is a program subsidizing high-quality preschool (Pre-K) for children in Harrison County.
Our goal is to increase kindergarten readiness of Harrison County children. Families must meet income requirements to be eligible.

How To Get Started

1: Review Information

Review the information below to get started!

2: Determine Eligibility

Contact Harrison County Community Services (HCCS) at (812) 738-8143
*Families with 4 year olds must apply for On My Way Pre-K (OMW) before contacting HCCS. www.OnMyWayPreK.org

3: Sign up

Sign up your child for preschool with the eligible provider of your choice!

Participating Providers



Any family interested in participating in this subsidized preschool program must meet certain income requirements. Each family must register through Harrison County Community Services to verify eligibility. Funding is to serve the most  students, from Harrison County families at or below the 200% Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Please reference chart below to learn about income requirements.

Participating children must be three (3), four (4), or five (5) years old, by August 1 of the current school year and have legal residency in Harrison County. In the case of joint custody, the address of the parent with custody during the normal workweek will be used to determine resident eligibility.

Families with a four-year-old attending preschool must have applied and received a denial from the State of Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K (OMW) program to be considered for Jump Start funding.

Each family planning to use a qualified provider must contact Harrison County Community Services (HCCS) to have their eligibility verified. When contacting Community Services please be prepared to have the following information available; proof of residency in Harrison County, along with proof of income for the past month. Both will be required for verification. Examples of income documentation include; pay stubs, unemployment print offs, TANF, and retirement statements.

For more information, to determine eligibility, please contact Harrison County Community Services at (812) 738-8143

Email: info@hccsi.net
Website: Harrison County Community Services
Office hours are: Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30pm. Preschool slots are limited, so enrolling early is encouraged.


On My Way Pre-K is for 4 year olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality Pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten.

Contact Information for Jump Start Providers

Corydon Elementary: 
(812) 738-4183

125 Beechmont Dr NE, Corydon, IN 47112

Heth-Washington Elementary:
(812) 732-4766 
2450 Heth Washington Rd SW, Central, IN 47110

New Middletown Elementary:
(812) 968-3225
2460 New Middletown Rd. SE, Corydon, IN 47112

South Central Elementary:
(812) 969-2973
6595 E. Hwy 11 SE, Elizabeth, IN 47117

Rainbow's End Child Care Center, provided by Blue River Services (BRS):
310 South Capitol Avenue, Corydon, Indiana 47112

Morgan Elementary, provided by Blue River Services (BRS):
Contact BRS at (812) 364-1142
12225 Highway 135 NE, Palmyra, IN 47164

St. John’s Lutheran School:
(812) 952-2737

1507 St John's Church Road, Lanesville, IN 47136

St. Joseph’s Catholic School:
(812) 738-4549
512 N Mulberry St, Corydon, IN 47112

Unity Chapel’s Noah’s Ark Preschool:
(812) 347-2887
1760 Lost Creek Road NW, Ramsey, IN 47166

Old Capitol Preschool:
(812) 738-4736
141 Heidelberg Road West, Corydon, IN 47112

Don't see your provider listed?

Please have your provider reach out to Anna Curts at (812) 738-6668 or email her at  annac@hccfindiana.org