Presentation on theme: "State Board of Education April 16, 2008 Jacqueline Jones Ellen Wolock David Joye Division of Early Childhood Education Preschool Expansion."— Presentation transcript:
State Board of Education April 16, 2008 Jacqueline Jones Ellen Wolock David Joye Division of Early Childhood Education Preschool Expansion
All at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds to attend Abbott-quality preschool programs. Universal preschool for 3- or 4-year-olds in “A” and “B” districts and “CD” districts with an at-risk concentration of at least 40%. Targeted preschool in all other districts for all at-risk three- and four-year-olds.
Fully implemented over 6 years: ◦ 30,000 more children, bringing preschool enrollment to 70,000 children. ◦ Funding increases to $330 million, bringing total preschool funding for $850 million. ◦ Reach at least 90% of the eligible population in all districts within six years
Small class sizes, Certified classroom teachers and teacher assistants, Coaching & Mentoring: Master teachers, Comprehensive preschool curriculum, Social Services: Social workers, outreach programs, etc.
Mixed delivery system ◦ In-district ◦ Providers ◦ Head Start
Per pupil amounts: ◦ Detailed line item budget data ◦ Adjustments for geographic cost differences ◦ Costs for district-wide administration of these programs is included in the per pupil amounts
2008-2009 is a planning year for most districts. Districts must submit a five year plan and budget for implementation of full day preschool for all eligible 3- and 4-year- olds. Annual updates of the plan.
2008-2009 Abbott budgets approved. They will get what we approved for 2008- 2009 less an enrollment adjustment. Will not receive less $ in the future. ECPAs not receiving preschool expansion aid will receive at least the same preschool aid as 07-08 per pupil. Districts receiving ELLI aid in 07-08 will receive the same preschool aid in 08-09.
State aid notices went out with these figures pre-filled. 2008-2009 is a planning year for districts that received no preschool aid in 07-08.
Preschool expansion rollout and timeline Components of high quality preschool program implementation Five year plan for preschool implementation Sign up is at http://education.state.nj.us/events/