Pre-k is a NJ priority! The FY19 state budget has nearly $83 million in pre-k expansion funding for the 2018-2019 school year. This follows the $25 million in the prior year’s state budget – which was the first expansion funding in nearly a decade. The strategic effort to have pre-k expansion as a statewide priority began in early 2015, and we’ve accomplished so much together! Pre-K Our Way continues strategic focus on pre-k expansion and on securing significantly increased funding in the next state budget. Why? Tens of thousands of NJ’s 3- and 4-year-olds across hundreds of communities remain waiting for what was promised by law in 2008.
There are new districts with NJ’s state-funded, full-day pre-k! NJDOE announced Round 1 awards for start by Oct. 1. Click here for more info about Round 1 awards.
A second round will be announced in early October for start in Jan 2019.
“Our two children, Jack and Paige, are currently 4 and almost 3 years old. They’re excited to be going back…”Linda and Richard Rozycki
“The Clifton School District hasn’t always had the preschool opportunity that it has now. With many families in the community…”Clifton School District #17
“'Supposing I said there was a planet without schools or teachers, study was unknown, and yet the inhabitants—doing nothing but…”Christine Meehan Teacher in Cape May County
“My son is 3 and a half. I am a single mom, paying almost $800 a month on daycare. According…”A Parent in Ocean County