Mission

​It is our mission to provide tuition for eligible children to attend our partner preschools.

Vision

It is our vision that all children are able to attend a quality preschool.

Values

​Empowering
Build a foundation for children to succeed regardless of circumstances
Provide critical support for families during challenging periods 
Impact 
Level the playing field for children without other quality preschool options
Build stronger, safer, and more productive communities 
Compassionate
Empathize without judgment for the myriad of difficult choices families face
Understand the barriers culturally diverse families face within our community 
Integrity
Remain true to the mission
​Conduct a transparent and fair selection process

Who We Serve

We serve families with limited  options for funding preschool for their child.
  • New Jersey’s high cost of living is beyond what most jobs in the state can provide to working households.
    • The annual Household Survival Budget for the average NJ family of four, a measure that estimates the minimal cost of basic household necessities, is $69,012 for Morris County and $80,088 for Somerset County (source: United Way ALICE Report).
    • While Morris and Somerset Counties are among the most affluent counties in the state and indeed in the country, 25% - 30% of households struggle to meet basic living costs.                                                                                                        
  • The high cost of living has created a population of people who make too much to qualify for government  financial support but too little to cover day to day expenses, much less early education.  These ‘gap’ families are the core of the population we serve.     
  • Additionally we serve families outside this 'gap’ who face extenuating circumstances.
    • Families who earn a higher income but are battling crises that drain their financial resources such as family medical issues or personal disasters.
    • Families who are eligible for public assistance programs but cannot get into them due to the high demand or geographic challenges.

What We Do

​We identify, qualify and connect deserving families and high quality preschools, and provide the funding to enable children to attend these preschools.