About Jumpstart

Jumpstart envisions the day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. A national early education organization with operations in 15 states plus Washington, DC, Jumpstart drives outcomes for young children in three critical ways. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional direct service programming utilizing an evidence-backed curriculum for preschool children from underserved communities, workforce programming to expand the pipeline of qualified, diverse talent pursuing careers in early education, and policy advocacy to support the early childhood field and promote high-quality early learning for all. By leveraging over 25 years of experience serving over 133,000 children with the support of more than 58,000 college students and community volunteers, Jumpstart executes these three objectives to improve the quality of the early education workforce and increase opportunity for young children to succeed across America. Learn more at and join us in transforming the lives of young children!


Public School Teacher Assistant

June 2019 - August 2019 Buffalo, NY
“Being able to work with refugee kids from so many different cultures was such a rich experience!”

Assistant teacher

May 2019 - August 2019 Univ of Pittsburgh, PA
“I liked going into the classroom to read a story and having activities relating to the book. Also, the leaders were all helpful and understood what it is like to be a part of the Jumpstart team. ”
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What might a typical work day look like for a preschool assistant at Jumpstart?

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