Seizing the Opportunity: Building PK3 Systems in New Jersey's School Districts

Author: Cynthia Rice, Association for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) / May 1, 2008

New Jersey's new school funding formula will provide thousands of 3- and 4-year-olds from low-income families with the opportunity to experience a high-quality preschool program. Little debate around this new formula focused on preschool. New Jerseyans have learned from the success of its Abbott preschool program that children, particularly from low-income families benefit greatly from high-quality preschool.