Partners

Colleges & Universities

Across the country, Jumpstart partners with colleges and universities to recruit and train our most valuable resource—our Corps members.  Our incredible network of college and university partners enables us to connect with students who are passionate about service, looking for work-study opportunities, interested in a career in teaching, and/or giving back to their communities.

Click below to view a full list of our higher education partners or contact a member of our team to learn more about bringing Jumpstart to your college or university.

American University
Atlanta University Center
Boston University
Bridgewater State University
Brooklyn College
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Northridge
Catholic University of America
Central Connecticut State University
Columbia University/ Barnard College
DePaul University
Dominican University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Emerson College
Fordham University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Howard University
Kean University
Lehman College
Long Island University
Merrimack College
Middlesex/Northern Essex Community Colleges
Monroe College
Montclair State University
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Pace University
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Roosevelt University
Roxbury/ Bunker Hill Community Colleges
Rutgers University-Camden
Rutgers University-Newark
San Francisco State University
Seattle University
Simmons College with Colleges of the Fenway
Southern Connecticut State University
St. John’s University
St. Mary’s College
Suffolk University
Temple University
The George Washington University
Tufts University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts – Boston
University of Massachusetts – Lowell
University of Mississippi/ Mississippi University for Women/University of Southern Mississippi
University of Missouri – Columbia
University of Missouri – Kansas City
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Wheelock College
Whittier College
Worcester State University
York College

Preschools

By partnering with Jumpstart, early childhood centers join a network of advocates in support of kindergarten readiness for all children across the country. We aim to increase our program partners’ capacity by providing Jumpstart to an ever-expanding number of classrooms across the country. Only by working together can we reach more families and achieve school success for all young children. 

Below are criteria we look for when determining if an early childhood center is a good fit for the Jumpstart program:

  • At least 75% of children per classroom are from low-income families as defined by federal requirements for reduced-cost meals
  • Uses English as the dominant language of instruction
  • Committed to scheduling Jumpstart sessions during the school year and willing to participate in Jumpstart’s child assessment process
  • Staffed by educators who are excited about Jumpstart and interested in sharing their expertise with our Corps members

Click below to view a full list of our preschool partners or contact a member of our team to learn more about bringing Jumpstart to a school near you.

State Program Partner Name
DC Cedar Tree Academy PCS
DC Rosemount Center
DC West Education Campus
DC Barbara Chambers Children’s Center
DC Bennett Babies
DC Marie Reed Elementary School
DC J. O. Wilson Elementary School
DC Martha’s Table
DC Cleveland Elementary
DC Eagle Academy Public Charter School
DC H. D. Cooke E.S.
DC Kiddies Kollege
DC Langley Education Campus
DC Powell Elementary
DC Raymond Elementary
DC CentroNia
DC CentroNia, Upshur
DC Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center
DC Kiddies Kollege Learning Center
DC Kids Are Us Learning Center
DC Langdon Elementary School
DC Noyes Elementary School
DC Sunshine Learning Center
MA ABCD Mattapan Head Start
MA ABCD Roxbury Head Start
MA Children’s Services of Roxbury
MA Ellison/Parks Early Education School
MA Grove Hall Child Development Center
MA Haynes Early Education Center
MA Rafael Hernandez School
MA Ellis Memorial
MA Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA)
MA Little Sprouts
MA Brockton Day Nursery
MA Kiddie Haven Day Care
MA Old Colony YMCA
MA Self Help Inc.
MA Start Right Start Bright Academy
MA Triumph Inc. – Quinn Center
MA Triumph Inc. – Riverway Center
MA Westfield Child Center
MA College Bound Dorchester Early Education Center
MA Project Hope Family Child Care
MA South Boston Neighborhood House
MA Community Day Care
MA Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Head Start
MA Little Sprouts Lawrence
MA Merrimack Valley YMCA- Lawrence
MA Community Day – Ballard Way
MA Community Day – LEAP
MA Greater Lowell YMCA
MA Lowell Day Nursery
MA Lowell YMCA
MA ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway Head Start
MA Hattie B. Cooper Community Center
MA NICE Preschool
MA Roxbury YMCA
MA Kennedy Center
MA Kennedy Center @ BHCC
MA Nurtury – Tremont St.
MA Salvation Army
MA United South End Settlements
MA Urban Edge
MA ABCD Jamaica Plain Head Start
MA Nazareth Child Care Center
MA Nurtury Learning Lab
MA Allston-Brighton Head Start
MA East Boston YMCA Children’s Center
MA Imajine That – UP Academy
MA Nurtury – Mt. Pleasant Ave.
MA Orchard Gardens
MA ABCD Chinese Church Head Start
MA Community Action Agency of Somerville Head Start
MA Elizabeth Peabody Preschool
MA Wang YMCA of Chinatown
MA ABCD Dorchester Head Start
MA Lee Academy Pilot School
MA UMASS-Boston Early Learning Center
MA Wesley Child Care Center, Inc
MA Yawkey Konbit Kreyol Center for Early Education and Care
MA Acre Family Child Care
MA Children’s Village
MA LCPA- CTI
MA LCPA-Little Sprouts
MA Parker Street
MA Crispus Attucks Children’s Center
MA Dimock Center
MA Franklin Square House Children’s Center
MA Nurtury Horadan Way
MA Project Hope
MA Guild of St. Agnes-Granite Street
MA Guild of St. Agnes-Grove Street
MA Webster Square Day Care Center
MA Worcester Child Development Head Start Mill Swan A
MA Worcester Child Development Head Start Mill Swan B
MA Worcester Child Development Head Start Millbury Street
MA Worcester Public Schools Woodland Academy
RI Beautiful Beginnings
RI Comprehensive Community Action Program
RI Federal Hill House
RI Imagine Preschool @ CCRI
RI Joyful Learning
RI Sunshine Child Development Center
RI Sunshine Child Development Center “B“
RI The Children’s Workshop – Cranston
RI The Children’s Workshop Pawtucket
RI The Children’s Workshop Providence
RI Westbay Children’s Center
RI YMCA Childcare (East Side/Mt Hope)
CT HRA of New Britain Head Start/ School Readiness
CT YWCA New Britain
CT New Heights Child Development Program
CT Windham Willimantic Childcare and Family Center
CT Dr. Mayo Head Start
CT Hill Central
CT Troup School
CT Academy of Art and Learning
CT EASTCONN Head Start
CT Indian Valley YMCA Preschool
CT Mansfield Discovery Depot
CT Windham Early Childhood Center
CT YWCA Hartford Region
NJ The Gateway Family YMCA Child Development Center
NJ The Leaguers Head Start Roselle
NJ Clinton Hill Community & Early Childhood Center
NJ Luis Munoz Marin Elementary
NJ McKinley Elementary School
NJ Montclair Child Development Center
NJ Acelero
NJ Respond
NJ Rutgers Early Childhood Program
NJ 13th Avenue/ Dr. MLK School
NJ Early Childhood School West
NJ Full Gospel Academy
NJ Samuel L. Berliner School
NJ Urban League
NY Charles R. Drew Early Learning Center
NY Family Head Start
NY FirstStepNYC
NY Friends of Crown Heights #4
NY Hawthorne Corners Day Care Center
NY Morris Koppelman Early Childhood Education Center
NY St. Andrews Community Day Care Center
NY St. Mark’s Head Start
NY Bloomingdale Family Program @109
NY CAS Taft
NY East Calvary Day Care Center Room 2
NY East Calvary Day Care Center Room 3
NY Union Settlement Association Carver
NY Union Settlement Association Legett
NY C.S. 92
NY La Peninsula Headstart – Center I
NY Tremont-Crotona Daycare Center
NY La Peninsula Intervale
NY Tremont-Crotona: Bronx River Early Learn Center
NY Tremont-Crotona: East Bronx Early Learn Center
NY Bedford-Stuyvesant Early Childhood Development Center (510)
NY Bedford-Stuyvesant Early Childhood Development Center (5Q)
NY Bishop Sexton
NY Phipps Neighborhoods
NY Puerto Rican Family Institute Bronx Head Start
NY Ready, Set, Learn Childcare Center Habitot
NY Ready, Set, Learn Childcare Center Main Site
NY Educational Alliance
NY Grand Street Daycare
NY Grand Street Head Start
NY Little Star of Broome Street
NY Dewitt Head Start 280 Site
NY Grandsettlement
NY Hamilton Madison House: Fulton Street
NY Charles R. Drew ELC
NY Concerned Parents of Jamaica
NY Martin Luther King Memorial Day Care Center
NY Myrtle P Jarmon ECEC
NY Rochdale Village Nursery and Kindergarten
NY Starlight Child Care Center
NY PS 40
NY PS 48
NY South Jamaica Center for Children and Parents 1
PA Acelero Learning Center
PA Columbia North YMCA
PA GESU Catholic School
PA Lighthouse Family School
PA Norris Square Community Alliance
PA St. Martin De Porres
PA Children’s Museum Early Childhood Center
PA COTRAIC Hazelwood Center
PA Crescent Early Childhood Center
PA Heritage 4 Kids Early Learning Center
PA Hilltop Community Children’s Center
PA Hosanna House Child Development Center
PA Hug Me Tight Child Life Center
PA Mt. Washington Children’s Center
PA Schenley Hieghts Community Development Program Extended Day
CA Volunteers of America – Chester Head Start
CA Volunteers of America – Mona House Head Start
CA Young Women’s Christian Association – Compton Child Development Center
CA Central Valley Children Services Network – Early Education Preschool Site 2
CA Central Valley Children Services Network – Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries
CA CSU Fresno – Huggins Early Childhood Center
CA Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission – Area 2 Head Start
CA Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission – Kings Canyon Head Start
CA Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission – Romain Head Start
CA Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission – Sequoia Head Start
CA Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission – Yosemite Head Start
CA Reading and Beyond Preschool
CA Stone Soup Fresno
CA Anaheim Elementary School District – Horace Mann School
CA Anaheim Elementary School District – Patrick Henry School
CA Santa Ana Unified School District Head Start – Broadway Center
CA Santa Ana Unified School District Head Start – Edison Center
CA Santa Ana Unified School District Head Start – Jackson Center
CA Santa Ana Unified School District Head Start – Monte Vista Center
CA Santa Ana Unified School District Head Start – Roosevelt Center
CA LAUSD- Brooklyn
CA LAUSD- Evergreen
CA Mexican American Opportunity Foundation – Eastmont Center
CA Mexican American Opportunity Foundation – Ford Center
CA Mexican American Opportunity Foundation – Telegraph Center
CA White Memorial Medical Center/Mexican American Opportunity Foundation – Rainbow Center
CA Child Care Resource Center – Tulsa Head Start
CA Child Care Resource Center – Napa
CA Child Care Resource Center – Valerio
CA Los Angeles Unified School District – Cleveland Early Education Center
CA Volunteers of America – Delores Huerta
CA Volunteers of America – Esperanza
CA Volunteers of America – Strathern
CA Children’s Bureau – Magnolia Place
CA Crystal Stairs – Mary B Henry Head Start
CA Crystal Stairs – Randle Head Start
CA Crystal Stairs – Sullivan Head Start
CA Hoover Intergenerational Care
CA Little Tokyo Service Center – Angelina Preschool
CA Proyecto Pastoral – Centro de Alegria
CA Proyecto Pastoral – La Guarderia
CA USC School of Early Childhood Education – Norwood Head Start
CA USC School of Early Childhood Education – University Park Center Head Start
CA USC School of Early Childhood Education – Vermont Head Start
CA USC School of Early Childhood Education – Weemes Head Start
CA Volunteers of America – Silva Head Start
CA Child Care Resource Center – Reseda
CA Los Angeles Unified School Dirstrict – Chase Early Education Center
CA Los Angeles Unified School District – Canoga Park Early Education Center
CA Los Angeles Unified School District – Cleveland Early Education Center
CA Los Angeles Unified School District – Hart Elementary
CA Los Angeles Unified School District – Limerick Elementary
CA Malibu Methodist Nursery School
CA Mar Vista Family Center
CA Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District – John Adams Child Development Center
CA Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District – McKinley Elementary
CA Easter Seals – Montclair Child Development Center
CA Easter Seals – Upland Child Development Center
CA Compass Children’s Center
CA Family Development Center
CA Frandelja
CA MNC – Alegria Center
CA MNC – Valencia Gardens
CA MNC – Women’s Building
CA SFUSD – Bret Harte
CA SFUSD – Guadalupe Excelsior
CA SFUSD – Jefferson EES
CA SFUSD – John McLaren
CA SFUSD – Las Americas
CA SFUSD – Tule Elk Park
CA SOMACC Judith Baker
CA WYCS – Kirkwood Head Start
CA WYCS – New Generations Head Start
CA WYCS – South East Head Start
CA Oakland Head Start – Manzanita Head Start
CA Oakland Unified School District – Centro Infantil de la Raza CDC
CA Oakland Unified School District- Manzanita CDC
CA Saint Vincent’s Day Home
CA Unity Council – De Colores Head Start
CA Unity Council – Fruitvale Head Start
CA Berkeley Unified School District – King Child Development Center
CA Oakland Head Start – Fannie Wall
CA Oakland Head Start – Frank G. Mar
CA Oakland Head Start – San Antonio
CA Oakland Head Start – Sungate
CA OUSD-Emerson Child Development Center
CA Santa Ana Unified School District ECE – Carver Elementary School
CA Santa Ana Unified School District ECE – Garfield Elementary School
CA Santa Ana Unified School District ECE – Madison Elementary School
CA Santa Ana Unified School District ECE – Mitchell Child Development Center
CA Santa Ana Unified School District ECE – Walker Elementary School
CA Santa Ana Unified School District ECE – Washington Elementary School
CA Los Angeles Unified School District – Crescent Heights Early Education Center
CA Los Angeles Unified School District – Marina Early Education Center
CA Los Angeles Unified School District – Marvin Early Education Center
CA Los Angeles Unified School District – Westminster Early Education Center
CA Salvation Army – Bessie Pregerson Child Development Center
CA Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District – John Adams Preschool
CA Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District – Woods Preschool
CA Volunteers of America – Mar Vista Head Start
CA Volunteers of America – Overland Head Start
CA Hoover Intergenerational Care
CA USC Head Start – John W. Mack Child Development Center
CA USC Head Start – University Park Child Development Center
AZ Bright Ideas Childcare & Learning Center Phx
AZ Catholic Charities-Lamar
AZ Catholic Charities-Mensendick
AZ Kids World Learning
AZ Lil Explorers – Chandler High School
AZ Lil Explorers – Hamilton High School
AZ Magic Keys to Learning Child Development Center
AZ Superkids LLC
AZ Today’s Tomorrow Learning Center
GA Walter and Andrew Young YMCA
GA Easter Seals Sylvan
GA Feed My Lambs
GA Our House
GA Dean Rusk Head Start Academy
GA Mother Hubbard’s Day Care & Kindergarten Center
GA Samuel L. Jones Early Learning Center
GA Samuel M. Nabrit Early Learning Center
GA Northwest Youth Power
GA Sheltering Arms Model Teaching Center
GA Woodson Primary
GA Educare Atlanta at Sheltering Arms – Dunbar ES
GA Elizabeth Burch Early Learning Center/ Gate City Day Nursery Assoc.
GA Renaissance Learning Center
IL Erie Neighborhood House
IL Gads Hill Center
IL Gale Elementary
IL Lawndale Community Academy (LCA)
IL William Penn Elementary School
IL Channing’s Childcare Academy
IL Oscar DePriest Elementary
IL Spencer Elementary Technology Academy
IL Child Care Center of Evanston
IL Howard Area Family Center
IL Robert Crown Creative Play Preschool
IL Carole Robertson Center for Learning
IL Emmett Till Math and Science Academy
IL John Fiske Elementary
IL Wadsworth Elementary School
MO Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary – CPS Title 1 Preschool
MO Bear Creek Head Start
MO Blue Ridge Elementary -CPS Title 1 Preschool
MO Derby Ridge Elementary- CPS Title 1 Preschool
MO Field School – CPS Title 1 Preschool
MO Latter House Childcare Center
MO Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
MO MU Family Impact Center
MO Nanny’s Neighborhood Childcare Center
MO Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
MO Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
MO Park Avenue Head Start
MO Parkade Elementary
MO Tree Top Innovative Learning Center
MO Treetop Innovative Learning Center
MO Turn the Page Child Development Center
MO West Boulevard Elementary – CPS Title 1 Preschool
MO Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center
MO Metro Early Learning Center
MO Operation Breakthrough
MO Plaza de Niños Preschool
MO St. Mark Child and Family Development Center
MO Thomas Roque Child and Family Development Center
MS Bramlett Elementary School
MS First Assembly Childcare Center & Preschool
MS MAPS Head Start
MS Mary Bethune Headstart
MS MUW Child & Parent Development Center
MS Woodley Headstart
WA Bailey Gatzert
WA Tiny Tots Learning Center-East Campus
WA Tiny Tots Learning Center-Gentle Dragons
WA Denise Louie Education Center – Beacon Hill
WA Denise Louie Education Center – International District
WA Genesee Early Learning Center
WA YMCA Preschool Child Care at Dunlap Elementary

Community Partners

Jumpstart has forged strong relationships with a variety of community partners across the country to pilot new initiatives, provide additional resources to children and families in low-income communities, and generate buzz around ways for communities to gather together in support of high-quality early education. From texting studies to family community events and workforce development opportunities, we’re always looking for new ways to expand our reach.

While the majority of our volunteers are college students, Jumpstart also engage community members that are passionate about making a lasting impact on a child’s life. Our Community Corps program allows us to partner with community organizations in order to find dedicated, passionate older adult volunteers who are eager to support children in their neighborhoods.

Click here to learn more about our latest programs & new initiatives or contact a member of our team to learn more about getting your community involved.

Gen2Gen
Los Angeles Foster Grandparent Program
Easter Seals of North Georgia
DC Office on Aging

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