We serve families with limited options for funding preschool for their children
Preschool is Out of Reach for Many NJ Families
The annual Household Survival Budget (a measure that estimates the minimal cost of basic household necessities) for the average family of four is $82,320 for Morris County and $83,868 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, 24% – 31% of households here 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 confronted with crises that drain their financial resources, such as medical issues or other personal challenges.
Families who are eligible for public assistance but cannot find a space in a public preschool program due to high demand or geographic challenges.
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