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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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Landmark Legislation Filed to Establish Universal System of Affordable, High-Quality Early Education and Child Care

BOSTON — As a member of the Common Start Coalition—a Massachusetts statewide partnership of organizations, providers, parents, early educators and advocates—Jumpstart announced the Coalition’s filing of legislation that would establish a universal system of affordable, high-quality early education and child care for all Massachusetts families, over a 5-year timeline. “Jumpstart is excited to support this new vision for affordable high-quality early education for all Massachusetts families. If adopted and funded by the Legislature, this bill will stabilize and strengthen early

Jumpstart for Young Children’s Atalaya Sergi to Lead AmeriCorps Seniors

As Director of AmeriCorps Seniors, Sergi Will Engage 200,000+ Seniors Annually in Service Opportunities Boston, MA (January 20, 2021) – On the heels of this year’s MLK Day of Service – the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer for the improvement of their communities – Jumpstart for Young Children (Jumpstart) celebrates the appointment of Atalaya Sergi to serve as Director of AmeriCorps Seniors, which engages over 200k Americans over age

Supporting Young Children in Difficult Times: Jumpstart’s Response to the Assault on the Capitol

As we continue to grapple with the assault on American democracy that occurred in our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, we want to support our community as you stand with your students and one another. Jumpstart’s mission to advance equitable learning outcomes for all young children has never been more vital. This mission demands that we continue to confront the realities of systemic racism and champion social justice. Indeed, education is the bedrock of our democracy, preparing the next generation of just

Jumpstart Applauds Inclusion of Child Care in Federal Relief

Last night, Congress passed the much anticipated bipartisan FY21 Appropriations & COVID Relief Bill, which included $10 billion in funding for child care relief. Throughout the pandemic, child care providers have risen to the challenge of educating the children of first-responders, essential personnel, and the broader community, while enduring risks themselves. Serving as the backbone of the economy, providers have often had to rely on personal loans or savings to keep the lights on while desperately waiting nine months for

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