Press Room

Pre-K Our Way is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization focusing on raising the priority of pre-k expansion in NJ – and securing increased state-funding for the pre-k expansion as promised per 2008 law. As of July 1, 2018, the FY19 state budget added nearly $83 million in pre-k expansion funding for the 2018-2019 school year. Pre-k expansion is a NJ priority! Despite the raised priority, 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.



Download the resources below to learn why preschool matters, learn more about the effort and who is involved, and scroll down to see archived info and representative press coverage for 2018 and previous years.

For press inquiries, please use the contact information included below.

Expand NJ's Pre-K

Through Pre-K Our Way’s strategic messaging, targeted communication and focused engagement efforts, pre-k expansion is a statewide priority. With the July 1, 2018 signed state budget, both the governor and NJ's legislative leadership committed to pre-k expansion. The 2018-2019 school year has nearly $83 million in increased funding for pre-k expansion, and the previous year’s state budget had $25 million - the first funding nearly a decade. In addition, Governor Murphy has been clear about his support for full expansion (and universal pre-k) within four-years as stated in his March 2018 Budget Address.

Pre-K Our Way remains committed to keeping pre-k expansion as a statewide priority – and to securing significantly more funding for pre-k expansion in next year’s state budget. Read how this all happened – and what you can do to bring pre-k expansion to tens of thousands of NJ’s 3- and 4-year-olds across hundreds of communities!


About Pre-K Our Way

Learn more about what Pre-K Our Way is, who is involved and how you can join the effort.


Help Bring Pre-K Our Way

Expanding New Jersey’s pre-k program has become a bipartisan priority in New Jersey. Pre-K Our Way is your way to bring preschool to your children and your community.


Local Community Choice

Pre-K Our Way explains how each community can bring preschool to their community and make it theirs.


Monthly Newsletters

Catch up on Pre-K Our Way’s activities, news and outreach with our monthly newsletters.

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Materials and documents used prior to June 30, 2018.

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Media Inquiries: Contact Pre-K Our Way at 201-341-1813 or 609-246-0034 X2 or