In contrast to many other issues on which voters are divided, support remains overwhelming for state investment in high-quality early childhood education. Seventy-six percent of likely 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 survey completed by Moore Information Group.
Additionally, 66% of likely voters think the state should be doing more when it comes to ensuring children in Arizona begin kindergarten with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Other findings highlighted voters’ concern with quality, availability and the cost of early childhood education.
When it comes to the impact of high-quality learning, the data is clear, and voters support the investment. We urge our elected leaders, the business community and other stakeholders to support high-quality early childhood education policies that are proven wins for children and Arizona."
Hear from Arizona Voters
of Arizona Voters Support State Investment in High-Quality Early Childhood Education
of voters think AZ should be doing more to prepare kids for kindergarten
of all voters say that access to high-quality affordable child care is essential or very important to our ability to get the economy going
This survey confirms Arizona voters understand the connection between high-quality, affordable early childhood education and future educational performance.
of Arizona voters agree high-quality early childhood education leads to higher graduation rates
Moore Information Group conducted the survey of 400 live interviewees among a representative sample of likely voters statewide in Arizona Oct. 7 – 11, 2020.
The second annual survey was commissioned by the Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. An initiative of Arizona Grantmakers Forum, the collaborative is dedicated to exchanging and linking ideas, knowledge, research and resources to focus statewide attention on a seamless continuum of quality early childhood services that strengthen Arizona’s young children, families and communities.