FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Pre-K Our Way, a nonprofit, statewide effort that helps New Jersey’s communities bring high-quality pre-k to their children, applauds Assembly Education Chairman Patrick Diegnan (D-18) for introducing bipartisan legislation to expand New Jersey’s high-quality preschool program to more than 100 New Jersey communities.
New Jersey has one of the most successful and high-quality public preschool programs in the country; however, fewer than 40 communities have access to one of these programs. Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Diegnan, A-2572, calls for the implementation of a 2008 law that expanded preschool programs to more than 100 school districts and provides a specific funding source to support this expansion.
“Pre-K Our Way thanks Assemblyman Diegnan for supporting an investment in high-quality preschool education,” said Sam Crane of Pre-K Our Way. “As Chairman of the Assembly Education Committee, Assemblyman Diegnan understands that a child’s zip code shouldn’t determine their access to education. Through his support of this legislation, we hope that more of New Jersey’s children will be prepared for school and ready for success.”
Along with Assemblyman Diegnan, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-27), Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32), and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce (R- 26) were initial sponsors of the legislation.
Assemblyman Diegnan represents the 18th Legislative District covering the following towns and cities in Middlesex County: East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River.