Posted on October 23, 2023
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:
Cherry Hill: $3,417,615
Cape May County
West Cape May: $166,752
Elk Township: $1,100,962
Clinton-Glen Gardner: $607,248
Clinton Township: $966,030
East Amwell: $520,170
Franklin Township: $356,688
Highland Park: $559,308
Mine Hill: $850,906
Lacey Township: $3,323,279
Washington Township: $227,792
A strong early care and education system that includes high-quality preschool provides young children with the educational foundation they need to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. For more than 20 years, New Jersey’s nationally recognized preschool program has served thousands of young children throughout the state.
Since 2017, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has made significant investments in expanding preschool to additional districts. State-funded preschool is offered in some school districts— but not all. However, that number has been growing. View list of existing districts with expanded public preschool (excluding the recent 26 districts).
In partnership with the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), we developed a roadmap and advocacy tools as well as facilitated webinars to help bring public preschool to more communities.
If your school district does not offer full-day, public preschool and you want to get involved, start the conversion now because planning takes time. Take a look at the preschool expansion toolkit.
Have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Do Your NJ Legislative Candidates Stand on PreK Expansion? #NJVotes4Kids
The fight to bring full-day, public preschool to more communities has been a long road but an increasing number of towns are now benefiting from this early learning opportunity. This November 2023, all seats in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly are up for election. Let's ask our future lawmakers legislators where they stand when it comes to giving 3- and 4-year-olds a strong start.
More NJ 3- and 4-yr-olds are benefiting from quality full-day #publicprek. This Nov, when #NJDecides2023, let's find out where our #NJLeg candidates stand when it comes to supporting #prekexpansion! @NJEA @NJPTA @NJPSA @njsba #NJVotes4Kids #NJElections https://t.co/4ywHzg1ZLl pic.twitter.com/zSYuZIab2w— AdvocatesforChildren (@ACNJforKids) October 23, 2023