But support shrinks, with Democrats opposed, to idea of giving government subsidies for religious or private schools to all parents, regardless of income.
A survey of California registered voters also shows strong support for school districts to devote more funds and resources to addressing the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students.
A new statewide poll shows that nearly 90 percent of California voters want the next governor to be a "champion for early education" who puts more investment into programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
More people still support charters, but the margin has narrowed in an Education Next survey.
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
Nearly half of families with young children say a parent left the job market to address child care needs.
More than half of voters never heard of state's Local Control Funding Formula.
Survey respondents grade campuses and weigh in on fixing failed schools.
The PPIC survey also shows widespread support for pre-school funding.
Most would have a positive view of a candidate who supports early education.
About one-fourth say they have not heard about the new standards.
Poll finds majority support more money for schools and extending Prop. 30.