A nonprofit high-quality dual-language early childhood center supporting low-income children and families in Adams Morgan, Jubilee JumpStart is a vibrant learning community where every child gets a chance to learn, grow, and delight in the world.
Our Mission Jubilee JumpStart prepares children from low-income families for success in school and life. We provide a high-quality, evidence-based program, focused on social and emotional well-being, in partnership with families and the community.
Our Vision Our vision is a just and compassionate society in which children of all social and economic backgrounds receive the loving care, early education, and diverse social experiences they need to reach their highest potential and contribute to the common good.
How We Meet the Needs of Young Children Jubilee JumpStart is located in Washington D.C.’s busy Adam’s Morgan community. This diverse neighborhood is home to families who often experience great financial need. Seventy-five percent of the families who enroll in our programs receive subsidized funding to cover all or part of their tuition, while 25% families pay full tuition. This ensures a socio-economically diverse environment that enriches the lives of all involved.
Our learning program was designed with a high staff-to-child ratio in mind: 1 to 3 for infants and toddlers and 1 to 6 for preschoolers. This ensures that each child is provided the intensive attention required for a strong start in life.
Jubilee JumpStart uses the nationally known, research-based Creative Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum was developed by Teaching Strategies, Inc., which is an organization based in Bethesda, Maryland with whom Jubilee JumpStart has a strategic partnership. The Creative Curriculum includes an online assessment system, Teaching Strategies GOLD, designed to monitor each child’s development and to help his/her teachers provide appropriate learning experiences at the right time.
Jubilee JumpStart’s focus on early language and literacy is enhanced by having at least one English and one Spanish-speaking teacher in each classroom. This dual language approach serves as a bridge for the many immigrant families whose children attend the program and helps honor and support the child’s home language and culture.