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Jump Start Press brings added value to every project. We save you time and, therefore, money. Here's how:

We are primary grade specialists in all curriculum areas. When you have a K–2 project, Jump Start can hit the ground running. We know how primary-grade children learn, and we know the K–2 curricula and applicable common core standards for reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies. For nearly two decades, Jump Start has performed content development and editorial services for major K–2 basal programs for reading, math, science, language arts, social studies, health, and art.

We have a specialty in ELL and intervention. We know how to unpack concepts and break down difficult skills for English Language Learners and students who struggle in school. Successful projects include National Geographic Learning's Reach, a content-based, core English as a Second Language (ESL) program for grades 5 and 6, and HMH's Gateways, a comprehensive intervention program for grades 4–8.

We get it right the first time. At Jump Start, we pride ourselves on our quality and our ability to collaborate with clients' editorial and content development staffs to get inside their heads. This means our clients have to make far fewer changes to Jump Start's work—a huge time-saver.

We can take a project and run with it. Once we understand your needs and requirements, we can execute your vision with little day-to-day supervision. This frees your in-house editorial and content development staff to focus its time on other issues.

You know the content developers who will work on your project. As a small, boutique development house, Jump Start is staffed only with knowledgeable, experienced content developers and editors. The Jump Start staff you talk to during those initial sales calls are the same people who work on your projects. As president of Jump Start, I am, first and foremost, an editor. From the first sales call to the final proof, my content developers and I are with you all the way.

We provide full-service development, including digital. With CAB Graphics and Jersey Cow, our production/design and digital development partners, we can provide all your outsourcing development solutions. From conception through final files or live website, you can have the best of both worlds. Our partnerships allow you to mix and match editorial, digital development, design, and production requirements. You can choose a full complement of services or just the elements you want.

Below are two client testimonials.

One of the things we really like about Jump Start is that you always get the job done—and done well—without a lot of hand-holding and supervision. Diane Thomas-Pittari, Senior Vice President, Editor-in-Chief (ret.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reading/Language Arts

I'm so impressed with the quality of your people! Your editors are really knowledgeable and think carefully about what they're doing. You consistently go above and beyond! Sharon Marosi, Lead Learning Architect, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reading/Language Arts