Association for Children of New Jersey
Cecelia Zalkind, Executive Director
In 1998, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a groundbreaking ruling requiring that all three- and four-year-olds in the state’s poorest school districts have access to high quality, well-planned early childhood education. The Association for Children of New Jersey has built a statewide coalition to advocate for implementation of the order, and to support expansion of preschool to additional districts with a high proportion of poor children. The Schumann Fund grant enabled ACNJ to continue leading these efforts.