Category: Preschool

Did you know that every dollar invested in Pre-K programs generates massive returns?

Facebook Twitter Linkedin By Jake Moore Policy Associate For more information on this topic contact Jake at Many studies suggest that for every dollar invested in pre-K, communities reap a $4 return. That’s a 400% return on investment! Even annual returns from investing in early education programs outperform the world’s largest stock exchanges. What […]

Preschool Expansion Coming to 26 New School Districts!

Governor Murphy just announced 26 New Jersey school districts will receive funding to expand their public preschool programs. The expansion aid will add at least 1,715 new pre-K seats. Click here to read more from Gov. Murphy’s news release. List of 26 school districts benefiting from Preschool Expansion Aid: Bergen County Carlstadt: $442,304 Burlington County Florence: $779,670 […]

Big Budget with Big Wins for Kids

Here are highlights of New Jersey’s FY2024 budget spending on children and families. On June 30th, Governor Murphy signed into law the largest budget in state history – $54.5 billion for FY2024, a 7% increase in state spending. The budget will cover all of the state’s planned spending from July 1, 2023 to June 30, […]

Full-day school districts now eligible for PreK funds, but must ACT NOW!

CHILD CARE, HEAD START PROVIDERS, PARENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS: It’s time to ramp up your advocacy to bring preschool expansion to your community! The New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) has advised all New Jersey school districts providing full-day kindergarten that they will be eligible to apply for preschool expansion for the 2023-24 school year, regardless […]

View the Recording – Child Care Providers – Learn How to be Part of State-Funded Preschool

On Wednesday, June 14, 2023, ACNJ and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) held a lunch-and-learn for child care providers throughout New Jersey about how they could be part of free, full-day, state-funded preschool in eligible school districts. Keynote speakers include ACNJ Senior Policy Analyst Cynthia Rice, NIEER’s Early Childhood Education Technical Assistance […]