NJ celebrates the 20th anniversary of Abbott preschool program

Posted on March 15, 2018

Held on March 14th, “Abbott Preschool at 20: Celebrating Success” was a one-day conference featuring state and national experts on the challenges and opportunities involved in program creation and implementation, as well as the best practices at the core of the Abbott preschool program. They also discussed the feasibility of expanding this high-quality model throughout New Jersey.

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View photos from event.

To illustrate the impact of the state’s high-quality public preschools, ACNJ filmed and produced a short video: New Jersey’s Abbott Preschool Success Story.

ACNJ interviewed Grace Blanco, Director of the Ironbound Community Corporation Early Learning Center and Dr. Lorraine Cooke, Director of the Egenolf Early Childhood Center, as well as teachers, parents, present-day preschoolers and preschool grads who attended the program more than 14 years ago.