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Jumpstart is the only national supplemental preschool program of its kind, leveraging adult-child relationships to deliver a carefully designed curriculum that builds the key language and literacy skills children need to succeed. Jumpstart’s program works with preschool children because we know that intervening early is critical and will result in the best long-term benefits for our nation’s children. Jumpstart’s program prepares children for kindergarten to ensure greater success in elementary school and in life. In fact, the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Harvard University states that “Addressing significant inequalities in opportunity, beginning in the earliest years of life, is both a fundamental moral responsibility and a critical investment in our nation’s social and economic future.”


Presented as part of the poster showcase at the Office of Community Partnerships' Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium on April 5, 2012 at UMass Boston.