How To Take Action
Because of what we’ve done together, pre-k expansion is a priority in NJ! Let’s maintain the momentum!
NJ’s state-funded, full-day pre-k has become available to more of our state’s 3- and 4-year-olds. In the past three years, the number of school districts with NJ’s pre-k has grown from 35 to nearly 150! Governor Murphy’s originally proposed FY2021 budget included continued funding for them – and funding for approximately 30 new ones. Although pre-k expansion is one of the Governor’s priority efforts, COVID-19 created historic challenges. The final FY2021 budget provided continued expansion for existing districts – and $10 million in funding for new ones! Throughout the difficult challenges relating to COVID-19, pre-k remained a priority!
Both the governor and NJ’s legislative leadership are committed to pre-k expansion. How can you keep the momentum? Check out each box below for the many ways you can take action. Also: let your school district officials know that you want pre-k expansion in your community!