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December 2014
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NJ Wins Prek Expansion Funds

New Jersey was one of 13 states to receive federal funds to expand preschool to children living in low- and moderate-income families, federal officials announced today. A total of 18 states received preschool funding – the remainder to develop programs in states that currently do not have preschool.

The grants totaled more than $226 million, under the Preschool Development Grants program. New Jersey is expected to receive about $66.5 million over four years. In 2015, the state will receive $17.5 million. Over the four years, roughly 2,000 kids will benefit from this new federal funding, either through new preschool classrooms or through raising the quality of existing preschools.

Learn more about President Obama’s Preschool for All initiative.

NJ Early Head Start Claims Quality Improvement Grant

Also announced today… Five New Jersey child care agencies will receive a total of $8.9 million to help other non-Early Head Start centers improve the quality of care they provide to infants and toddlers. The following agencies were awarded these quality improvement grants:

  • Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc., Bridgeton, $ 1.2 million
  • Center For Family Services, Inc., Camden, $1 million
  • The Leaguers, Newark, $2.3 million
  • Union Township Community Action Organization, Inc., Vauxhall, $1.1 million
  • Quality Care Resource and Referral Services, Inc., Vineland, $3.3 million

Congratulations to these centers!

These are big wins for our littlest kids. Thank you for speaking up on behalf of New Jersey’s children. We’re making progress!


Cecilia Zalkind
Executive Director

Advocates for Children of New Jersey

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