Oakland, Richmond, Capitola and San Joaquin County all have measures on the November ballot to fund early childhood education.
New taxes would subsidize child care for low- and middle-income families.
More than $75 million has been spent in an effort to get the three ballot measures passed.
It is the first statewide school construction bond measure since 2006.
Depending on stock market returns, it would generate $2 billion to $4.5 billion annually for schools.
A California ballot initiative would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults.