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National survey shows overwhelming support for investment in high-quality early childhood education

Recent national surveys have shown, in contrast to many other issues for which voters are divided, support remains overwhelming for state investment in high-quality early childhood education. Seventy-six percent of likely Arizona voters said they support the state investing in high-quality, early childhood education opportunities for children from birth to five years old, according to a newly released survey completed by Moore Information Group.

The second annual survey was commissioned by the Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, a key partner of the Arizona Early Childhood Alliance (AZECA). This survey confirms Arizona voters, regardless of political party, understand the connection between high-quality, affordable early childhood education and future educational performance.

This data comes at a key crossroad. The COVID pandemic has put the state’s early childhood programs in a very difficult position with many struggling to stay afloat.  As we move into the next state legislative session, it will be more important than ever for our policymakers to prioritize state funding to keep the system intact, and to assure that early childhood programs will be available as the state recovers from the pandemic.

The full survey can be found HERE.

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