Welcome to Jumpstart

We’re fueled by a core belief: providing equal education opportunities to young children contributes to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart recruits and trains University of Washington students who provide language, social-emotional, and literacy programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children.

Apply to become a Jumpstart Member by October 3rd!

Make an impact on a child's life, experience the benefits of community service, and become part of the UW Jumpstart family! Potential to earn academic credit and workstudy.

Welcome, Adanech Makey!

Welcome to our new Associate Site Manager, Adanech Makey! Click here to learn more about her!

Read for the Record with us on October 29th!

Each year, Jumpstart selects a campaign book that fosters language and social-emotional development, honors the diversity in our world, has a strong narrative, and appeals to young children. That book is read across the country and around the world by adults and young readers on Read for the Record day.

Impactful experiences that affect student's future career paths

“What began as a volunteering opportunity turned into a series of unexpected results. With the help of Jumpstart, I discovered my true passion to become a teacher."

Live Storytime with Jumpstart Seattle is coming back!

Starting November 16, 2020, Jumpstart Seattle will start our Live Storytime! Families will need to submit a Family Consent Form in order to join from home. Electronic Forms should be ready in English and Spanish by the end of October. Paper forms in other languages are available now. Email Sala Sataraka at salas@uw.edu for more information!