STATE POLL RESULTS: North Carolinians are ready for the state to do more for early education.

A new bipartisan poll commissioned by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation shows that voters across the political spectrum are united on making quality, birth-to-age-eight early education a top priority for the state. In fact, 80% of voters support doubling investment in early education—an annual increase in state funding from 1% to 2%.


Significant majorities of Republicans, Independents and Democrats want more investments in early learning—including providing greater access to affordable and quality child care, Smart Start, NC Pre-K and programs that build parenting skills. Voters across the state recognize that families need more support in the early years.


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