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 150+ communities with state-funded, full-day pre-k, BUT, approximately 110+ 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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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

March 2021 testimony re: the proposed FY2022 state budget – includes ‘historic’ $50 million for pre-k expansion

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STATE SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE: BUDGET PUBLIC TESTIMONY

March 2021 testimony re: the proposed FY2022 state budget – includes ‘historic’ $50 million for pre-k expansion

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Archive: Materials and documents used prior to February 28, 2021

Materials and documents used prior to February 28, 2021.

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