Nestled in the heart of Adams Morgan, Jubilee JumpStart offers affordable, high-quality early childhood education to young children (ages 0 – 5) primarily from low-income households. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., this dual-language program works to ensure that all of its students, regardless of socio-economic background, are prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond. Through a partnership with the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, analysts offer pro-bono mental health support, helping teachers and parents address each child’s emotional or developmental needs. A comprehensive family engagement program includes an intensive 12-week parenting course alongside weekly coffee hours and social gatherings. And for struggling families, Jubilee Jumpstart serves as an invaluable resource for legal needs, housing assistance, referrals to domestic violence programs, and other social services. Supporting children and their families together means ending poverty two generations at a time.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; Adams Morgan, with some participant families living in the surrounding Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods.

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: All; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Awards & Recognition

We are one of three AbecedaCreative Curriculum model centers in North America - honor effective August 2009.
We earned NAEYC accreditation in March 2014.


  • Centro necesita el apoyo de comunidad
    Fri Oct 22 2010, Washington Hispanic  
    A remodeled basement serves as a refuge for 50 children in an exemplary program. Jubilee JumpStart, located in Adams Morgan (translation)

Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Jubilee JumpStart is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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