We believe every child deserves to succeed.
Most of us take for granted the novels we lose ourselves in, the magazines we skim through and the complicated emails we send and receive every day. It seems almost impossible to imagine a world in which our ability to read isn't vital to success. Although many of us are primed to succeed by being placed in a language-rich environment at a very early age, there are also many who are not.
For this reason, Jumpstart is working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. By participating in Jumpstart's proven curriculum, these children are given all the tools they need to read better and eventually see a better future. Learn more about Jumpstart at jstart.org.
Children who start school behind are more likely to stay behind, and this gap widens over time. Jumpstart intervenes early to prepare children for kindergarten, helping to close the gap before it's too late. They provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children in under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children.
Children from low-income families hear 30 million fewer words by the time they reach the age of 3, as compared to their more affluent peers.
97% of children enrolled are from low-income households.
93% of children served made gains in their language and literacy skills.
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