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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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Build Back Better Act: Take Action Now!

Boston, Mass. This is an extraordinary moment for early education in our nation. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Build Back Better Act, but we need your help to ensure it becomes law. The bill includes $390 billion to establish universal preschool and make birth through five child care affordable for all families. This bill would give a major boost to the children, families, educators, providers, and higher education programs with whom Jumpstart partners every day. Under

House’s Historic Investment in Early Education and Care in Build Back Better Act a Win for Young Children, Early Educators, Working Families

Boston, Mass. — In response to the passage of the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives today, which includes an historic investment in early care and universal pre-K, Mark Reilly, Vice President of Policy & Government Relations at Jumpstart for Young Children, released the following statement: “This bill is extraordinary. The historic $400 billion investment will finally make high-quality early learning programs accessible to all children, especially children of color and those

President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework Would Be an Extraordinary Win for Young Children, Early Educators, and Working Families

Boston, Mass. — In response to the release of the framework of President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation today, which includes an historic investment in early care and universal pre-K, Mark Reilly, Vice President of Policy & Government Relations at Jumpstart for Young Children, released the following statement: “This is an extraordinary day for young children. When passed, this historic $400 billion investment will be a monumental step forward in making high-quality early learning accessible

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

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