Most children get a little nervous on the first day of school; but for low-income kids whose parents work long hours in service sector jobs, the fears are not without grounds. In Adams Morgan, 34% of children under five live in poverty and they begin kindergarten far less prepared, academically and emotionally, than their peers. Jubilee JumpStart gives them an extra boost. Nestled in the heart of Adams Morgan, its center offers affordable, high-quality early childhood education in a dual language environment. A low student-teacher ratio ensures personal attention and teachers chart each child’s progress with pictures, reports, and work samples. Through a partnership with the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, parents learn to understand and meet their children’s needs; and for those who work long hours, the center is open from 7:30am until 6pm. Graduates have no reason to fear the first day of school and 20% of their parents have been inspired to start school again themselves. Jubilee JumpStart truly helps families move beyond poverty — two generations at a time.