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Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart recruits caring adults to work with preschool-age children on language, literacy, and social-emotional skills.

Jumpstart Fullerton is an AmeriCorps program that pairs college students, called Corps Members, with preschool children to build language, literacy, and social skills necessary to succeed not just in school, but also in life. Jumpstart Corps Members serve 12-15 hours a week with local early childhood centers supporting children and families. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable training and experience with children in a classroom setting, to get connected to campus in a meaningful way, and to help prepare our youngest learners for lifelong success!

As a Corps member, you will:

  • Work with local preschools in under-resourced communities
  • Complete your internship/earn academic course credit
  • Gain professional training in the field of early childhood education
  • Work with preschool children on reading, writing and social skills.
  • Earn your Federal Work Study award (if eligible)
  • Earn an education award of at least $1,200 (if eligible)
  • Make an impact on the community!

Get involved

For consideration for the 2021-22 cohort, students must be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-1pm or 12-5pm. Also, students   must enroll   in a specific Child and Adolescent Studies course during the Fall and Spring semesters which will be held on Mondays from 5:00pm-6:50pm or 6-7:50pm depending on prerequisites.  

For more information and to apply, visit   www.jstart.org/apply   or contact Amy Nica at   amnica@fullerton.edu   or (657) 278-4406.

Cal State Fullerton's Jumpstart program receives generous support from the CSUF Jumpstart Student Association