Nestled in the heart of Adams Morgan, Jubilee Jumpstart offers affordable, high- quality early childhood education to young children (ages 0 – 5) from primarily low-income families. Open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 6pm, this dual-language program works to ensure that all of its students, regardless of socio-economic background, are prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond. Through a partnership with the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, analysts offer pro-bono mental health support, helping teachers and parents to address each child’s emotional or developmental needs. A comprehensive family engagement program includes an intensive 12-week parenting course alongside weekly coffee hours and social gatherings. And for struggling families, Jubilee Jumpstart serves as an invaluable resource, providing support and referrals for legal assistance, housing, domestic violence programs, and other social services. Your gift helps end poverty – two generations at a time.
Jubilee JumpStart pivoted to virtual educational activities for children and support services for parents during its closure from March to June. Recognizing that children needed the adults in their lives to remain calm, caring and connected, it invested in the mental health and social-emotional concerns of staff and parents. Reopening in July with slightly shorter hours and clear health and safety protocols (no parents or volunteers inside, outdoor arrival and departure transitions, and increased cleaning and sanitization), it is serving a higher number of parents with low incomes who cannot find high quality childcare elsewhere.