Place-Based Approaches

Abbott Preschool at 20: Building on Success

This short video was created in celebration of the 20th anniversary of New Jersey’s Abbott preschool program, a national model of high-quality and effective preschool education. Advocates Children of New Jersey interviewed Grace Blanco, Director of the Ironbound Early Learning Center in Newark, NJ and Dr. Lorraine Cooke, Director of the Egenolf Early Childhood Center, Elizabeth, NJ as well as teachers, parents, present-day preschoolers and preschool grads who attended the program more than 14 years ago.