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Legislative Update

Congratulations governor-elect Murphy and newly-elected legislators: you won! Now, it’s time for 50,000 kids to win!

For the first time in nearly a decade, this year’s state budget provides funding for pre-k expansion – but for only a few thousand 3- and 4-year-olds. Pre-k expansion was part of the 2017 gubernatorial and legislative discussions and campaigns. Let’s expand NJ’s pre-k with funding for pre-k expansion in the first budget of a new governor in 2018!

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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