Californians say they like a state program that will get kids into preschool by age four, and they're willing to back it up with tax dollars.

It's a pretty big margin of support shown in today's Field Poll for the state's recently created transitional kindergarten program, which provides an optional extra year of kindergarten to 4-year-olds who turn five between September and December.

About 60 percent of voters back the program.

But, by a five to three margin (57 percent to 34 percent), the pollsters found those polled also think it would be worth the better than $1 billion it's expected to cost to expand the transitional kindergarten program to provide education to all 4-year-olds.  

This follow a poll this week in which voters also said they would accept higher taxes if the money was spent on education, among other things.

Read the complete Field Poll here.