Now that we know who will represent us in Congress, we need to ensure that they make investing in high-quality early childhood education a priority. Programs like preschool, high-quality child care and voluntary home visiting transform children’s lives.
We’re Empowering South Carolinans to Be the Voice for Kids
South Carolinans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development.
State Polling Results
SCAN commissioned a bipartisan polling team to conduct survey research among general election voters
in five states to gauge their opinions about early childhood education and early intervention policies.
In addition to general election voters, SCAN conducted interviews among both Democratic and Republican primary voters.
The results showed that legislators and candidates looking for issues with broad appeal that can meaningfully
improve the lives of their constituents should invest in our youngest learners and early intervention programs.
Mobilization Manager, South Carolina
Deborah DePaoli is a life-long educator. With thirty years of experience in public education, Deborah knows the importance of early childhood experiences and is highly motivated to reach out to like-minded community activists. Deborah is involved in her community and is a champion for those who are vulnerable.
Deborah grew up in southern California where she earned a teaching certificate at Cal State San Marcos. After moving to Columbia in 2005, Deborah has worked in local early childhood programs and earned a Master’s degree in administration and leadership from Southern Wesleyan University. She lives in Columbia now with her two precious children, True and Asher.
Email Deborah at [email protected].