About Jump Start with the Arts
Jump Start with the Arts is an early childhood arts enrichment program that includes public performances, arts outreach programs, and teacher/parent workshops. The goal is to provide a jump-start to healthy and joyful social and cognitive development in the early stages of learning by engaging young children in memorable, educational, developmentally appropriate, and culturally diverse experiences through the Arts.
Jump Start with the Arts Outreach Programs: Jump Start provides arts education programs led by professional master teaching artists to nursery schools, daycare facilities, Head Start programs and other early learning centers throughout the national capital region. Programs include performances for assemblies and artists in residence. The selection of artists on our roster is based on artistic excellence and proven ability to connect successfully with preschool age audiences, as well as educators and parents.
Jump Start “Family Fun Night Out” at El Golfo in Silver Spring is a monthly performance series for preschoolers and families. Proceeds benefit our arts outreach fund for low-income early learning centers and Head Start programs.