The 7 Lessons

The seven sessions were developed so that children could be exposed to the foundational skills of early literacy and math prior to kindergarten.  Inspired by compelling evidence that exposure to early learning opportunities leads to educational benefits that extend to grade 3 and beyond, Jumpstart Safari provides resources that expose children to skills necessary for a successful start in school.  Early forms of phonological awareness are strong predictors of later reading skills while practice of basic math and reasoning set the path for learning. Each of our seven sessions builds upon the next with the premise that repeat exposure leads to a deeper understanding.  Each session includes game-like opportunities for practice of skills.  Providing Jumpstart Safari to families the year prior to Kindergarten entrance will ensure that they arrive with a strong educational foundation.