Archive: Materials and documents used prior to June 30, 2018

This archive section contains links to documents or reference materials in active use prior to 2018. The documents and materials were either created by Pre-K Our Way or created by other organizations; all relate to NJ’s pre-k expansion efforts and are included for reference. Note that any use of the statement ’nearly 35 communities’ is no longer current. Due to the first funding for pre-k expansion in nearly a decade (July 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year), there are now fewer than 65 communities with NJ’s state-funded, high-quality pre-k. The listing of fewer than 65 communities can be viewed here.

Pre-K Expansion 2017-2018

For the first time in nearly a decade, there were a few thousand more 3- and 4-year-olds with access to NJ’s high-quality, state-funded, full-day pre-k. October 2, 2017 was the first day of school for some, and others started later that month or in early November 2017. Read links to some of the news stories from individual pre-k expansion communities!

View More

WE’VE BEEN WAITING 10 YEARS…WE’RE READY FOR PRE-K!

"We’ve been waiting 10 years…We’re ready for pre-k! Please contact your legislators – for us!” That's the message from NJ's 3- and 4-year-olds. Read more, and let your legislators know: Fund pre-k NOW!

View More

READY FOR PRE-K!

We're ready! That's the message from 50,000 NJ 3- and 4-year-olds. Governor Murphy supports pre-k expansion, and his first budget is a major step toward full expansion of NJ's pre-k for 50,000 3- and 4-year-olds. They were promised pre-k in 2008 -- a decade ago. Let your legislators know: you want pre-k NOW!

View More

BANNER ADS

We're ready for pre-k! Use our banner ads for your social media and website.

Download

October 6 Email Blast

The first week of NJ’s pre-k expansion (Oct 2017): the good...and the not...

View More

50,000 3- and 4-year-olds are still waiting...

For the first time in nearly a decade, our state is funding pre-k expansion... but for only a few thousand children. 50,000 3- and 4-year-olds are still waiting. That’s not right.

Download

Banner Ads

It’s time for 50,000 kids to win! Use our banner ads for your social media and website.

Download

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.

Download

FAQ

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

Download

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.

Download

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.

Download

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.

View More

Ads and Videos

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

View More

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.

View More

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.

Download

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.

Download

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.

Download

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.”

Download

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.

Download

Research and Results

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

Download

Local Community Meeting Press Releases

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

View More

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

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

View More

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.

Download

Regional Forum Program 2015

A summary recap of the topics discussed at the North, Central and South Jersey forums held in April and May of 2015.

Download

Questions? Requests? Call us at 609-246-0034 or toll free
at 844-335-PREK (844-335-7735) or e-mail