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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 News

Jumpstart CEO Naila Bolus Featured in Philanthropy Women

On September 30, 2021, Philanthropy Women published an interview with Jumpstart CEO Naila Bolus. In the piece, Early Child Ed is a Feminist Issue, reporter Maggie May sits down with Naila to talk about Jumpstart’s work and gender equality. “The early childhood education sector is heavily dominated by women, and I see my role in the sector as an opportunity to uplift and empower early childhood educators of all gender identities who are under-compensated for the work they do for

Jumpstart Featured in Fortune Magazine

On September 29, 2021, Fortune published an article penned by Jumpstart Vice President of Policy & Government Relations Mark Reilly, entitled “Congress can ensure our children thrive by empowering their educators.” In the piece, Reilly opens with a story about Sarsha Martin, a Jumpstart alumna (and current staff member) who began a career as an early childhood educator, but was dissuaded from continuing in the field by low pay and the pressure of paying off student loan

Jumpstart Chief People Officer Jamella Lee in the Bay State Banner

Boston, MA (September 23, 2021) – Today, the Bay State Banner published a piece covering the appointment of Jamella Lee, Chief People Officer at Jumpstart, to the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care. As part of the 11-member board, Jamella will help set policies and regulations related to early education and care programs and services in the Commonwealth. “I feel very humbled and honored to have been considered to serve in this capacity,” said Lee. “It is another opportunity to

Kylee-Ann Tawara Speaks About Meeting Children’s Needs With Jumpstart

Seattle, WA (September 03, 2021) – Today, Kylee-Ann Tawara published an Op-Ed through the University of Washington entitled “Pandemic pivot to jump into literacy.” In the piece, Tawara opens with a story about Yuna,  a girl she describes as the “most energetic” preschool kid who at first seemed most disinterred in books but by the end of the year Yuna’s excitement to learn and read new books was apparent. Tawara highlights the importance and impact of Jumpstart

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