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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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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

Legislation Passes in Both California and Massachusetts to Combat Inequitable Use of Exclusionary Discipline in Early Childhood Education

Jumpstart and Partners Lead Efforts for Policy Change.   “When a child is suspended or expelled, they do not receive the benefits that early learning and education provides, and this disproportionately impacts toddlers and preschoolers of color.”  Governor Gavin Newsom of California  Every child deserves the opportunity to learn the foundational skills necessary to succeed later in life. Yet, research shows that children of

Jumpstart is featured on The Atlantic Voice

Jumpstart got featured on The Atlantic Voice highlighting our site in ATL, Georgia. The article sheds a light on our mission and values on early childhood literacy and how we are giving children the critical social, emotional, and academic skills they need to succeed prior to entering kindergarten. Take a look here.

STATEMENT: JUMPSTART FOR YOUNG CHILDREN EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING EARLY EDUCATORS IN HONOR OF JUNETEENTH

STATEMENT: JUMPSTART FOR YOUNG CHILDREN EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING EARLY EDUCATORS IN HONOR OF JUNETEENTH BOSTON — In honor of Juneteenth, Naila Bolus, CEO of Jumpstart for Young Children, released the following statement: “Juneteenth is a time to celebrate, but also serves as a stark reminder of our country’s dark past and the racial inequities and systemic injustices that persist today. In order for our country to move forward, we must acknowledge and rectify how

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