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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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In the Wake of Texas School Shooting, a Letter of Support from Jumpstart’s CEO

In the Wake of Texas School Shooting, a Letter of Support from Jumpstart’s CEO To our Jumpstart community – I cried with my children last night as the news and details continued to unfold surrounding the school shooting that killed 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. I am sickened that we are dealing with another deadly shooting so soon after Buffalo and Laguna Woods – this time

Jumpstart for Young Children Statement on Second Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder

BOSTON – Naila Bolus, CEO of Jumpstart for Young Children, a national organization advancing equitable learning outcomes for all children, released the following statement regarding the upcoming two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder: “This week marks two years since George Floyd’s murder set off a national conversation about racial justice, equity, policing and protest, and over one week since ten people were senselessly killed by a white supremacist in a Buffalo supermarket.

Jumpstart CEO Message to the Jumpstart Community on Recent Curriculum Bans

To our Jumpstart community – Since its founding almost 30 years ago, Jumpstart has stayed focused on advancing equitable learning opportunities for young children in underserved communities. We have based our work on current early childhood research and established professional practice, and our curriculum was designed to provide children with high-quality, developmentally appropriate experiences, and supportive interactions with well-trained adults. Jumpstart has a unique opportunity and obligation to ensure children experience responsive interactions with our Corps Members that nurture children’s full

Jumpstart CEO Message to the Jumpstart Community Regarding Attacks in Buffalo, NY and Laguna Woods, CA.

This week we grieve Roberta Drury, Margus D. Morrison, Andre Mackneil, Aaron Salter, Geraldine Talley, Celestine Chaney, Heyward Patterson, Katherine Massey, Pearl Young, and Ruth Whitfield – whose lives were cruelly and senselessly taken in an act of terrorism by a racist, white supremacist shooter, whose hate-filled beliefs we condemn in the strongest terms. We also grieve Dr. John Cheng who died at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, attempting to stop another horrendous shooting that took his life and

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