Catching Joy supports Jump Start’s Read For The Record event on Oct. 8, 2009. This is an annual worldwide campaign to bring preschool children together with valued grownups in their lives to read the same book, on the same day, in communities all over the world. This year’s book is Eric Carle’s book “The Hungry Caterpillar.” For more info. and to pledge to read, see www.readfortherecord.org. Please help us break the record!!
Jumpstart is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. To support this mission, it brings college students and community volunteers together with preschool children in low-income communities for a full school year of individualized mentoring and tutoring. Jumpstart’s research-based curriculum is focused on building language, literacy, social and emotional skills in preschool children, while providing its volunteers with a rewarding way to have lasting impact in their communities. To strengthen and sustain its program, Jumpstart works with education partners and sponsors in mutually beneficial collaborations.