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Press Room

Pre-K Our Way is a nonpartisan community effort helping to bring quality preschool to local communities in New Jersey. Download the resources below to learn why preschool matters, learn more about the effort and who is involved, and scroll down to our In the News section to see representative press coverage for 2017, 2016 and 2015.

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

50,000 Kids and Your Communities—Waiting

Every year, 50,000 3- and 4-year-olds wait across hundreds of communities—like yours. That’s not right! Our children should already have NJ’s state-funded, full-day pre-k. See just a handful of the hundreds of communities who would benefit from NJ’s high-quality pre-k program.

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About Pre-K Our Way

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

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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.

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FAQ

Answers to some commonly asked questions about the Pre-K Our Way initiative.

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Fact Sheet

Get the facts—Pre-K Our Way is your way to bring preschool to your children and your community. Learn about how it started, how it can help you and what you can do to get involved.

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Local Community Choice

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

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NJ State Pre-K Checklist

In 2008, NJ promised to expand pre-k to more communities. 50,000 kids each year are still waiting. That's not right! See if your community meets the five checklist items that indicate whether or not NJ's state funded, full-day pre-k for all 3- and 4-year-olds exists in YOUR community.

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Pre-K expansion: Give kids the start they deserve (op-ed)

Read the latest op-ed from Jim Cawley, President and CEO, of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in support of pre-k expansion in New Jersey.

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Testimonies to Legislative Committees

Pre-K Our Way has testified at several hearings throughout the years, often with additional advocates. View all the testimonies from throughout the years here.

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State Chamber Support for Pre-K

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce announced its support for the expansion of New Jersey’s high-quality, pre-k education so it is available to every 3- and 4-year-old in 100-plus school districts.

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Star-Ledger Editorial Board August 2016

New Jersey's state preschool program is widely recognized as one of the best pre-k programs in the country. Read what the Star-Ledger Editorial Board has said about NJ's pre-k.

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Monthly Newsletters

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

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Ads and Videos

Watch our recent ads and previous videos: The ads were targeted to hundreds of local communities – like yours, and provided individual numbers of how many kids are waiting for NJ’s pre-k as promised by 2008 law.

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Share Pre-K Our Way

Embed one of our web badges on your website and share your support for expanding pre-k access in New Jersey.

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Pre-K Your Way Poster—50,000 NJ Kids Are Waiting

Share Pre-K Our Way; email the poster to friends, family, businesses or organizations, or print it out and post it. 50,000 NJ kids are waiting.

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Dr. Steven Barnett's Proven Preschool Research

See the research behind New Jersey’s proven preschool models, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.

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Comparison of Pre-K and Non-Pre-K Student Assessments

View the assessment one Kindergarten teacher gave to her students to understand the academic readiness that pre-k instills.

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Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Report

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids report says “stronger preschool Key to cutting New Jersey prison bill and boosting school success.”

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Public Opinion

Results from a 2014 statewide poll show that New Jersey voters value preschool and want to make sure each child gets a strong start in life.

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Research and Results

An explanation of the benefits of quality preschool and the long-term success it can provide our children.

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Local Community Meeting Press Releases

View representative press releases from our local community meetings that spanned across spring and early summer of 2016.

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Legislative Action on Pre-K Expansion: What Happens Now?

The NJ Legislature is considering several bills on pre-k expansion. Read about them below, find out Pre-K Our Way’s position on each bill, and learn what happens now.

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Opportunities in ESSA for Improving Early Education

“Well-designed early childhood education programs address all aspects of the young child’s development, including their social-emotional learning as well as physical development.” Read the latest from NASBE.org.

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Compiled Op-Eds

A quick look at op-eds featuring Pre-K Our Way and featured throughout 2015.

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Media Inquiries: Contact Tony Cicatiello or Kim Case at 973-274-8330
or 609-246-0034 or e-mail