New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Thursday that 33 school districts in the state will be receiving $27 million in Preschool Education Expansion Aid (PEEA) to ensure that 2,320 children will start 2019 in high-quality preschool classrooms.
Gov. Phil Murphy put off a much-anticipated meeting with legislative leaders in favor of a sit-down with what was very likely a much friendlier crowd — preschoolers at the Woodmere School in Eatontown — where he announced the release of a second round of funding for full-day preschool.
About a dozen giggling 4-year-olds stood and danced Thursday morning in a brightly decorated classroom in Bryant Elementary School, watching their teacher as she showed them new moves to try. The class is one of seven full-day pre-K classes that opened this month in the district, thanks to a $1.2 million grant Teaneck received from the state.
Two new towns in Middlesex County will be getting state funding for free pre-K, it was just announced this week, and those two towns are North Brunswick Twp. and South River. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that his administration approved a second round of state funding to create or expand preschool programs in 33 school districts in New Jersey. This marks the first time those communities have received state aid for preschool.
Governor Phil Murphy announced on Thursday a second round of state funding to create or expand preschool programs in 33 school districts, including Union, which is slated to receive over $2m in Preschool Education Expansion Aid (PEEA).
Nearly three dozen public school districts in New Jersey have been tapped by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a second round of taxpayer-funded state aid to create or expand preschool programs, NJ Advance Media has learned.
Next year, the Berkeley Township School District is planning on extending free preschool to 3-year-olds, officials said. Educators agree that early childhood education is one of the most important ways to ensure future success. It’s also the time to first identify any problems that children might be having. The earlier you find these problems, the quicker the child can get the help they need.