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Research shows that high-quality early learning programs can improve kindergarten readiness, particularly for disadvantaged children, and the effects go far beyond just kindergarten: children who receive high-quality early education are more likely to stay in school longer, graduate from high school, and attend a four-year college.*

*Karoly, 2012; Campbell, et al, 2012

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Jumpstart CEO’s Message on the Tragic Loss of Tyre Nichols

Jumpstart CEO's Message on the Tragic Loss of Tyre Nichols We are heartbroken and anguished by the brutally violent murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police officers. We are holding his family, loved ones, and community close as they grapple with unimaginable pain and grief and as the country once again reels from a horrific act of violence. The children and families of Memphis occupy a special place in the Jumpstart network. For many years the community has

In the Wake of Monterey Park Shooting, a Letter of Support from Jumpstart’s CEO

The Monterey Park Shooting, a Letter of Support from Jumpstart’s CEO To our Jumpstart community – It was supposed to be a joyful celebration of the Lunar New Year, but, instead, the community of Monterey Park, CA – home to one of the largest Asian American and Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders communities in America – was terrorized by the horror of yet another mass shooting. We are devastated by this latest act of senseless violence and our hearts go out

VP of Policy and Government Relations, speaks about the challenges facing in the early care & education sector

Vice President of Policy and Government Relations, #MarkReilly, discusses the challenges facing the early care and education sector and workforce in the Boston Globe this week! “The early education and child care market is profoundly broken,” said Mark Reilly, vice president of policy and government relations at Jumpstart, a national early education training organization based

Addressing the effects of the pandemic on early learning

To: Education system leaders and policymakers From: Jumpstart for Young Children Re: Addressing the effects of the pandemic on early learning Date: November 17, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed children’s early learning environments. Despite some important benefits such as more time with family and increased exposure to home languages, many infants and young children experienced reduced language input and fewer play interactions—all of which are critical for laying the foundation for later academic success. Recent research has borne this out, finding that children

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