State Announces 28 More School Districts to Receive Pre-K Expansion Funds
More Preschool Opportunities for New Jersey’s 3-and 4-Year Olds! Great news for New Jersey’s preschoolers!! Governor Murphy announced today that 1,450 more 3- and 4-year olds will benefit from high quality preschool, beginning on October 1st. Thanks to $20 million more state dollars, 28 additional school districts located throughout the state will receive funding to open up new classrooms for these children. There was a significant increase in district interest this year, with more applications than in previous years.
Making this announcement at the Eugenio Maria Hostos Early Childhood Center in Union City, the Governor said that he was feeling optimistic for our children’s future because of the increased state investment in more young children’s early learning experiences. Adriana Birne, the principal at the Early Childhood Center stated that “The early years are truly the learning years!”
This is the third consecutive year in which state funds have included increased dollars to implement New Jersey’s nationally recognized model for high quality preschool.
Congratulations to the districts that were granted preschool expansion funds!