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A poll finds many Californians believe that a high quality preschool program makes a difference in a student’s success.

According to a recent field poll, 61% of registered voters consider preschool very important to a child’s later success in school and life, while 22% found it somewhat important.

In addition, 58% want the state to expand preschool programs, so that they serve all low-income 4-year-olds across the state.  Currently, the state budget does providing additional funding for about 11,500 low-income preschool students.  However, according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office this financial assistance is still unavailable to about 34,000 4-year-olds.