JumpStart Tulsa – This program is no longer active

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 Work

JumpStart Action Coordination Team Meetings
3rd Tuesday of each month from 3 – 5 pm, at the Community Service Council


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

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

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