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September 21, 2009


Recently one of my favorite mommy bloggers wrote a post about a wonderful non profit. When I read it I knew that I had to share it with my readers for Mommy Mondays. The Jumpstart program is a non profit organization that focuses on early childhood education. Since 1993 over 70,000 preschool children across America have benefited from millions of hours of service. College students and community volunteers are connected with a preschooler for a full year of individual tutoring and mentoring.

The program also provides a personalized easy to read monthly email for parents of children between the ages 2 to 5. Each month their will be a featured topic that covers social and emotional development, cognitive development, language and literacy development or physical development. I signed up for this because Fuss is not in daycare or preschool so this will help with his kindergarten readiness.

Annually Jumpstart has “Read for the Record” event. This year it’s on October 8, 2009. They are working on beating the Guinness World Record for the number of children read to on one day. Events are being held across America to help them reach their goal. This year the official book is The Very Hungry Caterpillarby Earl Carle. My local  library is having a Happy Birthday The Very Hungry Caterpillar party at 7 p.m. There will be cake, crafts and of course the book reading. I’m definitely planning on taking my children.

You can also purchase a The Very Hungry Caterpillar official book from any Wal-Mart for $8.99 and the proceeds will go toward the Jumpstart program. Books can also be purchased on the Jumpstart website for the same price or for $10. The $10 purchase will provide a very special copy of  The Very Hungry Caterpillar to a deserving family with young children. It will cover the cost of the book at $8.99 plus the delivery costs that ensure the books are received by families most in need.

Last but not least on September 24th from 9 to 11 p.m. EST there will be a twitter party. Use the hashtag #jumpstart to help raise awareness about the “Read for the Record” event.

Talk about it because Everyone Knows Someone!

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 21, 2009 9:32 am

    Niya loves that book:) thanks for the info:)

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