Change the First Five Years, Change Everything

Nearly 5 million children under the age of 5 live in poverty in the U.S. and the majority don’t have access to high-quality early childhood programs that could dramatically improve their future. The first five years of a child’s life are critical for setting the foundations for lifelong health, learning and success. Together, we change the course for our youngest learners.

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Professional Development Offerings

Learn about our training and professional learning experiences, based on decades of experience and expertise in the Early Childhood Education sector. Our cutting-edge offerings, which include both in-person and online options, have been validated by comprehensive research, and are designed for ECE leaders, teachers, and home visiting professionals across the U.S. By supporting teachers and early childhood practitioners, we can positively impact our nation’s children. Get started on your professional development journey today.

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News & Updates


The inspiring story of Payton

Born 15 weeks too soon, Payton entered a world of medical challenges. Hear his inspiring story and learn more about the power of early intervention.

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Ounce receives accreditation for professional development programs

Learn more about how the Ounce is building expertise and scaling its impact in the early childhood field.

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The importance of parent engagement

Family engagement is one of the most powerful predictors of a child’s development. Hear more on our work in family engagement and its benefit to the children and families we serve.

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