Legislative Update

Pre-K Our Way’s targeted community outreach efforts and strategic Campaign for Pre-K Expansion led the way in making pre-k expansion a priority in our state. For the first time in nearly a decade, the current state budget provides funding for pre-k expansion – but for only a few thousand 3- and 4-year-olds.  Our continued focus for 2018 is public advocacy to secure significant funding for pre-k expansion in the new governor’s first budget. The message to Governor Murphy and NJ Legislators: Expand NJ’s Pre-K NOW! 50,000 kids are still waiting.

Is Pre-K Coming Your Way?

Pre-k expansion is a growing priority in New Jersey. It’s time to fund pre-k as a critical educational improvement – and time to reach the hundreds of communities and 50,000 3- and 4-year-olds still waiting for NJ’s pre-k!

There is no more important educational investment for New Jersey than to expand our successful, high-quality pre-k to more students.

Where your children live shouldn’t determine whether or not they have access to Pre-K.

Today, there are fewer than 65 communities with state-funded, full-day pre-k for some or all 3- and 4-year-olds. As promised by 2008 law, there should be hundreds more communities – and 50,000 children – with access to NJ’s full-day, state funded pre-k for every 3- and 4-year-old in the community.  



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