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

  • November 07, 2001
  • By Mark Greenberg and Rachel Schumacher

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.