Financing Universal Pre-Kindergarten: Potentials and Issues in Using Funds under the Child Care and Development Fund and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant

In recent years, states and localities have become increasingly interested in broadening the availability of early education programs.While some initiatives are principally focused on low-income or "at-risk" children, others seek to provide universal access to pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) early education programs for all children in a particular geographic area or across the state.