Remember that day your little ones began this journey? Way back in January?? Well they finally excelled and completed their crazy fun Jumpstart adventure with the lovely college students from American University!
From dramatic play, reading comprehension, to small circle playtime, I think it’s safe to say that our kiddos truly enjoyed themselves!
Congratulations to our CES friends!
Meanwhile, in kindergarten, they were making colorful paper airplanes 🙂
So it was announced a few weeks ago of our partnership with Jumpstart of America at American University and we (well, our kids) have enjoyed every minute of it!
Each week, they study one book and create fun + interesting projects/activities centered around the comprehension of that book.
This week it was all about “The Little Red Hen: Makes a Pizza”! And you better believe our kids did too! 🙂
As many of you know, at the start of 2015, we officially began our partnership with an amazing organization called Jumpstart.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to work with preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Additionally, they work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.
Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network.
Our group of Jumpstarters hail from American University and work/play with our Pre K-4 and Pre K-3ers. They visit our After School program on Monday & Thursdays, in which they have already completed some fun + engaging projects to include (but not limited to):
- Dramatic Play
- Story Time (w/comprehensive activity)
And much more!
Take a look:
**For more information on Jumpstart, please visit: www.jstart.org