Resources Toolkit

There’s no argument: high-quality preschool is essential for our children to be prepared for school and ready for success. Our state has one of the best, most successful, high-quality public preschool programs in the country—but tens of thousands of 3- and 4-year-olds across hundreds of communities are waiting for it. Expanding New Jersey’s state-funded, full-day pre-k is a priority among parents, communities and policymakers – including the governor, legislative leadership and legislators. Use Pre-K Our Way’s materials to help educate and motivate others.

The documents and links provided below provide background information.

Expand NJ's Pre-K

From inception, Pre-K Our Way has had a single focus: expansion of New Jersey’s existing high-quality, state-funded, full-day pre-k program. Despite a law passed in 2008, the first funding in nearly a decade occurred in June 2017. Thanks to Governor Murphy and the Legislature, there are now nearly 150 communities with state-funded, full-day pre-k, BUT, approximately 125 eligible school districts still wait…

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Local Community Choice

New Jersey has one of the best, most successful and high-quality public preschool programs in the country. It’s successful because the communities that have it are allowed to adapt the program to their individual local community needs by incorporating both public and private providers.

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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

In 2008, NJ law provided pre-k to 35 school districts but promised to expand pre-k to more communities. The first funding for that promise occurred nearly a decade later – in mid-2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. Additional funding was included in the three budgets to date of the Murphy Administration. Although nearly 150 communities now have NJ’s pre-k, there are tens of thousands of 3- and 4-year-olds across hundreds of communities still waiting for access to NJ’s pre-k. Our goal for the next school year – 2021-2022 – is to have more than 200 districts with state-funded, full-day pre-k!

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Research and Results

Research from educators, child developmental experts and economists supports what parents know intuitively—quality early learning opportunities are an essential foundation for success in school and life. Results from New Jersey’s existing preschool programs demonstrate improved success for children in school.

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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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General Assembly Budget Hearing: Budget Public Testimony

August 28 – September 11, 2020 Testimony in Support of Pre-K Expansion Funding.

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State Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Budget Public Testimony

August 28 – September 11, 2020 Testimony in Support of Pre-K Expansion Funding.

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Archive: Materials and documents used prior to June 30, 2020

Materials and documents used prior to June 30, 2020.

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