GLASSBORO, N.J. – Pre-K Our Way, a nonprofit, statewide effort that helps New Jersey’s communities bring high-quality pre-k to their children, will host a Community Communication meeting on March 21st in South/Central Jersey on how to engage in the movement to expand New Jersey’s high-quality preschool program. The meeting will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott Glassboro at Rowan University, 325 Rowan Blvd, Glassboro from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration is now open for this public event for individuals who want to raise the priority of pre-k expansion in New Jersey and how, together, we can ensure the expansion of pre-k is part of the 2017 gubernatorial and legislative discussions. Those interested in attending should register at www.prekourway.org/community-communication-meetings.
This will be the third Community Communication meeting held by Pre-K Our Way since the fall. Attendees at the first two meetings represented hundreds of communities across 18 different NJ counties and 34 different NJ Legislative Districts. Since the organization’s inception two years ago, it has gathered more than 27,000 individual supporters and support from more than 50 advocate organizations.
A 2008 law called for the expansion of New Jersey’s proven, high-quality preschool programs from fewer than 40 towns to more than 100 additional communities across New Jersey, and for that same pre-k opportunity to be available to all at-risk children throughout New Jersey's communities. The law was never funded and each year 50,000 three- and four-year old New Jersey children are still waiting for preschool. Pre-K Our Way believes that the time is now to lay the foundation for the first months – and the first budget – of a new Administration in Trenton in 2018.
Online registration and more information are available now at www.prekourway.org/community-communication-meetings. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required.
Pre-K Our Way, a nonpartisan and nonprofit community-based organization, coordinated through a diverse group of business leaders, parents, foundations, early childhood educators, community leaders interested citizens and elected officials, engages communities on expanding NJ’s existing high-quality public preschool for their children. Visit our website at www.prekourway.org for more information.
- Occurred Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am