Jumpstart’s vision is that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. For nearly 25 years, Jumpstart has been making progress toward that goal by training thousands of college students and older volunteers to deliver an evidence-based program that fosters the development of language, literacy, and socialemotional competencies in young children from low-income communities across the country. Jumpstart firmly believes that the most effective way to unlock the potential of each and every child and disrupt cycles of persistent poverty in our country is to ensure that high-quality early education taught by qualified and effective educators is available to all.
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Kindergarten Preparedness outlines Jumpstart’s support for policies that promote:
- Accessible, high-quality early childhood education
- A professional, stable, and well-compensated early education workforce
- Affordable higher education that incorporates valuable workforce training opportunities
- A commitment to national service