JumpStart Tulsa

Building partnerships & awareness for early childhood success

JumpStart is Tulsa’s early childhood community engagement campaign. It is an initiative of the Tulsa County Partnership for Early Childhood Success and Smart Start Oklahoma, a statewide partnership for school readiness. Our goal is community mobilization for early childhood success with a focus on community engagement, informing early childhood professionals, parents, and the community about the importance of positive early childhood experiences for brain development and building a child’s capacity for success in school and in life. JumpStart has sponsored awareness campaigns, conferences, and an Early Childhood Leadership Forum series.  Our Impact > Infographic

Our Work

JumpStart Action Coordination Team Meetings
3rd Tuesday of each month from 3 – 5 pm, at the Community Service Council
Parent Focus Group
May 9, 2016, 4:30-6 pm, at the Crosstown Learning Center

Current Priorities

The JumpStart Action Coordination Team is currently working with our partners and local parent groups to develop action around specific system change priorities:

  • Families and schools having shared early learning expectations that have a foundation in developmentally appropriate practices for young children.
  • Child care in our community being available at a level that meets families’ needs.
  • Professionals working in early care and learning settings in our community receive quality training and education.
  • Transportation is available and accessible to families in order to access services such as child care, Pre-K, and doctor’s appointments.
  • Healthcare services in our community are easily accessible by families who have children with special needs.

Our Partners

Bright Horizons | Broken Arrow Public Schools | CAP Tulsa | Child Care Resource Center | Crosstown Learning Center | Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness | Smart Start Oklahoma | Sooner Success | Tulsa Educare
| Tulsa Public Schools | Tulsa Technology Center

Recent News

PBS Newshour highlights Oklahoma budget crisis, teacher shortage and the educators running for elected office. 

For More Information

Shauna Meador
Program Coordinator
918.295.1223
smeador@csctulsa.org

This initiative aligns with CSC’s overall strategic plan.  Learn More

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