Preschool Expansion Roadmap for Parents, Providers, Districts

Posted on May 16, 2023

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.

Read the following reports that provide roadmaps to bring public preschool to eligible districts.