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Advocates for Children of New JerseyOctober 17, 2017     


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Good news for young children:
An additional $25 million was included in this year’s state budget to expand preschool to more of New Jersey’s 3- and 4-year-olds!
The results:
26 school districts throughout the state have received preschool expansion funds! In less than three months, these districts, with help from the NJ Department of Education and research and advocacy organizations, worked  to ensure that more than 2,500 additional 3- and 4-year-olds are benefiting from quality preschool. And some of those programs are already up and running!
But even more preschoolers could have benefited...
At the beginning of October, Governor Christie diverted more than $5 million of the total $25 million that he and the Legislature had promised to help preschoolers acquire the skills necessary to be ready for kindergarten and ultimately, achieve academic success.
Clearly, preschool expansion is not a priority to Governor Christie. But what about gubernatorial candidates Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy?
Ask the candidates where preschool stands on their list of priorities!
• Send a tweet to the gubernatorial candidates! 
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