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LA CASA DE DON PEDRO CELEBRATES NJ PRESCHOOL ADVOCATES

Published on: March 17, 2016

On April 27, Newark's La Casa de Don Pedro will celebrate “The Early Childhood Education Journey” by honoring advocates behind NJ’s rise to national leadership on early education.

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NJ MUST GET MOVING ON EXPANDING ABBOTT PRESCHOOL STATEWIDE

Published on: September 22, 2015

ELC, along with a dozen other organizations, testified before the NJ Senate Education Committee about the proven benefits of the nationally acclaimed Abbott preschool program.

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STATES SLOW TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO QUALITY PRE-K

Published on: May 16, 2015

NIEER's "2014 State Preschool Yearboork" finds dramatic differences in both pre-K access and quality among the states during the 2013-14 school year.

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MAKING SURE MANY MORE NJ CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL

Published on: April 2, 2015

Pre-K Our Way, a not-for-profit organization launched earlier this year, is determined to make sure each child gets a strong start in life through effective preschool education. ELC is pleased to support this effort.

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THE ABBOTT PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT 15

Published on: May 7, 2014

To mark the 15th anniversary of the high quality Abbott preschool program, ELC has prepared a report on the state of the program, including recommendations for improvement going forward.

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TOP 25 NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS MOST IN NEED OF PRESCHOOL

Published on: December 11, 2013

Over 10,000 children are eligible for full-day preschool in these 25 districts, yet fewer than 1,000 children are presently served. The need for preschool in these poor communities is overwhelming.

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NJ PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT: PROGRESS STOPS UNDER CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION

Published on: November 3, 2013

In 2012-13, 90,916 NJ three- and four-year-olds are eligible for preschool, but only 47,247 of them are in full-day, high-quality programs. This leaves 43,669 low-income children underserved or not served at all.

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OBAMA EMBRACES NJ HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL AS MODEL FOR THE NATION

Published on: February 14, 2013

President Obama released the details of a groundbreaking federal proposal to expand early childhood programs across the country. The President's preschool initiative closely follows NJ's Abbott program, now in its 12th year.

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