Impact on Children
The research speaks for itself: Children benefit from Jumpstart. In addition to participating in numerous studies by independent organizations and universities around the country, Jumpstart embeds evaluation right into our culture. This allows us to document a child’s progress throughout his or her participation in Jumpstart, and also gives us the data we need to make important decisions about our program.
The majority of children served by Jumpstart make at least one developmental gain.
Every year, Jumpstart’s Research and Evaluation team analyzes data about participating children’s language and literacy skills. Download Jumpstart’s Impact on Children: A History of Positive Effects report to learn more!
Researchers from Illinois State University recently conducted an evaluation of Jumpstart’s impact on children. Download the Harris (2011) Study Findings.
In February 2014, Jumpstart was profiled as an exemplar program by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) at the University of Pennsylvania. CHIP recently launched a new early childhood toolkit for donors looking to make a difference, with Jumpstart as a featured organization. Read the article here.