Statistics on children, youth and families in New Jersey from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Advocates for Children of New Jersey
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Why This Indicator Matters
For 20 years, thousands of 3- and 4-year-olds in New Jersey’s poorest communities have benefited from a high-quality early learning experience. As part of two New Jersey Supreme Court decisions, the state was required to provide quality preschool in 31 low-income towns so that young children had the best opportunity to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Research shows that children who attend quality preschool are more likely to succeed in school and in life.show more
Definition and Source
Number of students enrolled in state-funded preschool. Includes both half- and full-day N.J. Department of Education programs, operated both in-district and in community centers. Excludes children enrolled in federally-funded programs that do not receive any state aid.
New Jersey Department of Education.